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Gluckometer, Daytona: Crowd Showers Dale Jr. With Cheers Despite Rain

Though a steady rain fell during driver introductions at Daytona, fans still provided plenty of noise to measure with our decibel meter.

And there was no surprise who received the most noise: Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won the Nationwide Series race in the No. 3 car a night earlier.

The loudest cheers of the night may have come after driver introductions, though: Fans in the stands went crazy when Kyle Busch wrecked (though we didn't measure it).

Driver      dB Type of Noise Comment/Explanation
1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 88.9 Cheers Fans loved 3's win
2 Jimmie Johnson 88.2 Mix Almost topped Dale Jr.
3 Kyle Busch 86.9 Boos Heard cheers when he crashed
4 Jeff Gordon 85.3 Mix Aggressiveness draws attention
5 Tony Stewart 84.8 Mix Defending race winner
6 Mark Martin 83.9 Cheers Fell out of Chase afterward
7 Carl Edwards 83.8 Cheers Popular despite tough season
8 Jamie McMurray 83.4 Cheers Daytona 500 winner
T9 Kasey Kahne 82.5 Cheers Popular driver
T9 Kurt Busch 82.5 Boos Recent cheers disappeared