Denny Hamlin Wobbles His Way Into Positive Fan Reaction At Bristol

When Denny Hamlin was first introduced to the crowd before Saturday night's NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway, there wasn't much more than a lukewarm reaction.

Hamlin asked the crowd for more noise, waving his hands to get them louder. Still, there wasn't much of a response.

And then? This happened (video found on YouTube):

Did you hear that? As Hamlin danced to V.I.C.'s "Wobble," the fans went nuts – and it gave Hamlin the second-most noise in this week's "Gluckometer" (which measures the volume of fan reaction in pre-race introductions).

No, it wasn't enough to topple the No. 1 noise-getter – Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose reception was as loud as if Peyton Manning had come back to play one more game for the Tennessee Vols.

Here's the top 10, as ranked by number of decibels (a big factor was what they said to the crowd):

Driver dB Type of Noise Comment
1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 102.1 Cheers NASCAR's version of The Beatles
2 Denny Hamlin 100.4 Shocked "gahhh" Wobble, baby, wobble
3 Kyle Busch 99.4 Boos To fans: "Who's ready to get ROWDY?"
4 Jeff Gordon 98.8 Mix To fans: "Thanks for all the support"
5 Tony Stewart 98.6 Cheers To fans: "Hi, I'm Dale Earnhardt Jr."
6 Jimmie Johnson 98.3 Mostly boos To fans: "I know you want to vote for me"
7 Brad Keselowski 95.7 Mix To fans: "Have some Miller Time on me"
8 Marcos Ambrose 94.7 Cheers To fans: "This is the best track in the world!"
9 Carl Edwards 92.7 Cheers To fans: "It's gonna be a wild one tonight"
10 Kevin Harvick 90.8 Cheers Came out to Dierks Bentley song

Some other notable comments to the crowd from drivers who didn't make the top 10:

• Travis Kvapil: "No. 93 in your programs, No. 1 in your hearts."

• Jason Leffler: "Let's get weird tonight."

• Landon Cassill: "I brought my boxing gloves, it's gonna get brutal out there."

RELATED: The full list of songs from Bristol's driver introductions

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