As you know, many of the celebrities who attend NASCAR events aren't actually NASCAR fans. Nor do some of them know a thing about racing.
Accordingly, when those celebs are introduced to the crowd, the fans often don't give much of a reaction.
Larry the Cable Guy, naturally, is different. NASCAR fans see him as one of their own, so when the Cars 2 co-star was introduced as an honorary pace car driver prior to the Coca-Cola 600, he earned a massive cheer.
Was it enough to win this week's Gluckometer ratings? Close, but Larry wasn't quite able to git 'er done.
Kyle Busch, in the aftermath of his speeding ticket, was greeted with a 98.3-decibel roar of negativity from the fans of Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was next at 96.6, followed by Mater himself.
Here are the top 10 drivers in the Gluckometer noise ratings this week:
|Driver||dB||Type of Noise||Explanation|
|1||Kyle Busch||98.3||Boos||Speeding ticket inspired extra vitriol|
|2||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||96.6||Mostly cheers||Heard a few boos mixed in|
|3||Larry the Cable Guy||96.0||Cheers||No explanation needed|
|4||Jimmie Johnson||95.7||Mix||Fans either love him or love to hate him|
|5||Jeff Gordon||93.4||Cheers||Quite a turnaround in fan noise from last decade|
|6||Tony Stewart||92.9||Cheers||Days of getting some boos now a memory|
|7||Kevin Harvick||92.7||Cheers||Crowd was mostly silent when he won|
|8||Juan Pablo Montoya||92.3||Boos||Doubtful that he cares about boos|
|9||Carl Edwards||92.2||Cheers||Had been on a roll lately|
|10||Mark Martin||89.9||Cheers||Respect for the veteran|