At Darlington, Danica Patrick Receives Warm (And Loud) Welcome From NASCAR Fans

The Gluckometer returns this week for the third update of the season – but the first-ever edition that includes Danica Patrick.

Since the Daytona 500 driver introductions were held in the rain and few people were in the stands at the time, I wasn't able to get a good reading in Patrick's other Sprint Cup Series start.

But with ideal conditions at Darlington – no wind, loud fans and no pyrotechnics to mess up the decibel meter – I got some very accurate numbers.

How did Danica stack up against the rest of the Cup drivers? Here are the Gluckometer results from Darlington (and here's the background on this):

Driver dB Type of Noise Comment
1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 90.0 Cheers No surprise here
2 Kyle Busch 88.8 Boos Poor Mama Busch
3 Tony Stewart 88.6 Cheers Fans of sarcasm?
4 Danica Patrick 88.4 Mostly cheers Seeing immediate support
5 Jimmie Johnson 88.1 Mix But they cheered afterward
6 Jeff Gordon 87.7 Mostly cheers Still a few haters from the '90s
7 Mark Martin 87.0 Cheers Love for the veteran
8 Carl Edwards 85.7 Cheers Usually more of a mix
9 Juan Pablo Montoya 85.2 Boos Angry jet dryer supporters?
10 Kasey Kahne 85.1 Cheers Popular for entire career
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