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|