After last week's Gluckometer ratings, which had Kyle Busch ranked No. 1 – with all boos – Busch's lovely bride, Samantha, questioned the Gluckometer's accuracy.
@samantha_busch: time 4 a hearin check up, there were cheers!
Could it be? Could the Gluckometer have messed up?
Well, sure. It's possible. After all, it's just a combination of my ears and a handheld decibel meter that probably isn't the most scientific tool.
Still, I'm pretty sure the Martinsville fans booed the crap out of Kyle Busch. But Samantha's tweet certainly made me pay more attention to the Texas fans to ensure I was giving an accurate reading.
Sure enough, Busch didn't get all boos at Texas. He just got mostly boos.
So, score one for Sam (who has always been nice to SB Nation) – and also for Tony Stewart, who got the most noise of any driver in the Lone Star State.
Here are the complete rankings for this week:
|Driver||dB||Type of Noise||Explanation|
|1||Tony Stewart||93.8||Cheers||Texans love tell-it-like-it-is driver|
|2||Kyle Busch||92.9||Mostly boos||My hearing checkup is scheduled|
|3||Jimmie Johnson||92.7||Mixed||No middle ground with JJ|
|4||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||92.6||Cheers||Imagine if he qualified better|
|5||Jeff Gordon||92.1||Mostly cheers||Boo-birds have all but disappeared|
|6||Mark Martin||91.8||Cheers||Texans love ol' Mark|
|7||Carl Edwards||91.6||Mixed||Some vocal Carl skeptics|
|T8||Juan Pablo Montoya||91.5||Boos||Always booed, but boos bigger in Texas|
|T8||Kevin Harvick||91.5||Cheers||Crowd was 'Happy' to see Harvick|
|10||Bobby Labonte||91.2||Cheers||Love for Texas native|