Kyle Busch Gets Rude Reception At Martinsville

Martinsville fans must not have gotten the message that Kyle Busch is making a conscious effort to be a better sport this year – either that, or they don't care.

Busch, who has increased his likability this season through his poise and maturity, was showered with the most noise at Martinsville – and it sounded like all boos.

Jeff Gordon got the second-most noise, leading the contingent of Hendrick Motorsports drivers in spots 2-5.

Also, Richard Childress Racing's Jeff Burton – a Virginia native – made a rare appearance in the top 10.

Here's who got the most noise in driver introductions at Martinsville, measured with a handheld decibel meter:

Driver        dB Type of Noise Explanation
1 Kyle Busch 85.8 Boos Fans not buying into new Kyle yet
2 Jeff Gordon 84.1 Mix Had been getting all cheers recently
3 Jimmie Johnson 83.0 Mostly boos Audible cheers mixed in with boos
4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 82.1 Cheers Can you imagine the noise if he'd won?
5 Mark Martin 81.7 Cheers Love for a veteran
6 Tony Stewart 81.1 Cheers Poor qualifying spot meant fans were quieter, not warmed up yet
7 Kevin Harvick 80.8 Cheers Lives very close to Martinsville track
8 Carl Edwards 80.3 Cheers Popular driver
9 Jeff Burton 79.4 Cheers Virginia native
10 Trevor Bayne 79.2 Cheers Post-Daytona love continues
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