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Gluckometer, Indianapolis: Interesting receptions for Edwards, Keselowski

Jeff Gordon's late spike on the Gluckometer was enough to top Dale Earnhardt Jr. in this week's ratings.

Gordon's crowd noise was in the low 86 decibel range, but suddenly it spiked to 87.4 dB for a split second. I wasn't sure if I should count it, but after a little research, I decided the reading was legit.

Tony Stewart likely would have passed Earnhardt Jr. too, but he only had a so-so qualifying effort. Crowd noise always builds as the pole-sitter gets closer to being introduced (it's louder in the top 10 than for drivers 20-11, for example).

The most interesting note of the week is that Brad Keselowski got slightly more noise than Carl Edwards. It seems both made the top 10 (keeping drivers like Kasey Kahne and Kevin Harvick out) as a result of their Gateway incident.

Driver     dB Type of Noise Comment/Explanation
1 Jeff Gordon 87.4 Cheers Back home in Indiana
2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 86.6 Cheers Beat Hoosier fav. Stewart
3 Tony Stewart 85.9 Cheers Mediocre starting spot hurt
4 Jimmie Johnson 85.4 Boos Fans didn't want JJ to kiss bricks
5 Mark Martin 85.3 Cheers Respect for veteran
6 Kyle Busch 84.9 Boos Any cheers drowned out by boos
7 Juan Pablo Montoya 84.2 Boos Unloved, even in Indy
8 *Dallas Clark 83.3 Cheers Popular grand marshal
9 Brad Keselowski 81.7 Mix Slightly more cheers than boos
10 Carl Edwards 81.6 Mix

More boos than cheers