At Martinsville, Richard Petty And Trace Adkins Nearly Steal The Show

On a typical week, no one can come close to topping the noise for Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Kyle Busch during pre-race driver introductions.

But the combination of NASCAR royalty and a country music star nearly did just that on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.

Richard Petty and Trace Adkins, who have an ongoing "battle" to decide which headache powder – Goody's or BC – is better, were introduced together prior to Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race and received a huge roar.

It was almost enough to topple Earnhardt Jr. and Busch, but ultimately the Petty/Adkins duo fell short.

Here's how we calculate the "Gluckometer," and here's the top 10 from Martinsville:

Driver dB Type of Noise Comment
1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 87.4 Cheers Like a rock star
2 Kyle Busch 87.1 Boos Fans still mad for...what?
3 R. Petty/T. Adkins 86.7 Cheers Combo received thunderous cheer
4 Jeff Gordon 85.6 Cheers 7-time M'ville winner
5 Carl Edwards 85.1 Mostly cheers Louder reaction than usual
6 Tony Stewart 84.9 Mix Usually gets all cheers
7 Jimmie Johnson 84.8 Boos Negative reception for JJ
8 Kevin Harvick 84.3 Mix Sounded like 50-50 split
9 Kasey Kahne 84.2 Cheers Pole-sitter
10 Denny Hamlin 83.0 Mix Virginia driver
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