All eyes were on Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi during Saturday's pre-race driver introductions at Richmond International Raceway. After all, how could they not be?
The Jersey Shore star showed up wearing a most unusual outfit – which was apparently meant to accentuate her cleavage – and sported checkered flag boots.
Anyway, when Snooki was introduced to the crowd as a co-honorary starter (she eventually passed the flag-waving duties), NASCAR fans reacted with a mixture of cheers and an odd sound that can only be described as "upset confusion."
It was the sound someone makes when they're given an unpleasant surprise and they don't know what they did to deserve it. Like: Whaaaaaat???
Snooki's noise out-rated many of the drivers on the Gluckometer (she got 84.5 decibels, which was even more than Kasey Kahne's 84.3). But it wasn't quite enough to crack the top 10.
Here are the drivers who did:
|Driver||dB||Type of Noise||Explanation|
|1||Kyle Busch||90.4||Boos||They love the points leader|
|2||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||89.9||Cheers||Not enough to out-rank Kyle|
|3||Jeff Gordon||88.2||Mostly cheers||Some boo-birds could be heard|
|4||Denny Hamlin||88.0||Cheers||Hometown driver|
|5||Tony Stewart||87.1||Cheers||He can do no wrong in fans' eyes|
|6||Mark Martin||86.5||Cheers||Still supportive in down year|
|7||Jimmie Johnson||86.3||Boos||Fans not thrilled at six-pack attempt|
|8||Kevin Harvick||85.7||Mixed||A few more boos than usual|
|T9||Carl Edwards||85.1||Cheers||No controversy lately|
|T9||R. Lee Ermey||85.1||Cheers||Drill sergeant from "Full Metal Jacket" was a hit|