You knew this was going to happen: When Kyle Busch was introduced during the pre-race ceremonies at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, the fans greeted him with a throaty, angry reception.
Following Busch's actions at Texas one week earlier, that was to be expected.
The reaction, though, wasn't quite as loud as anticipated. While Busch did get the most noise of anyone, the volume of cheers for championship contender Tony Stewart was within one decibel of Busch.
Here are the top 10 drivers who got the most noise at Phoenix (ranked by decibels):
|Driver||dB||Type of Noise||Comment|
|1||Kyle Busch||86.6||Boos||Obvious reasons|
|2||Tony Stewart||85.7||Cheers||Fans make title choice clear|
|3||Jeff Gordon||85.4||Cheers||Won Phoenix in February|
|4||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||84.9||Cheers||Had a quiet Chase|
|5||Carl Edwards||84.7||Cheers||More noise than usual lately|
|6||Mark Martin||83.5||Cheers||Still plenty of supporters|
|7||Jimmie Johnson||83.0||Mix||Champ's reign ending|
|8||Kevin Harvick||82.0||Cheers||Lots of history at Phoenix|
|9||Brad Keselowski||80.5||Mostly cheers||Now a prominent driver|
|10||Ryan Newman||80.6||Cheers||2010 Phoenix winner|