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|
|10||Denny Hamlin||83.0||Mix||Virginia driver|