Fans Cheer and Jeer at Texas

“I conducted a very unscientific observational poll Sunday during NASCAR Nextel Cup driver introductions at the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

I wanted to observe which NASCAR drivers got the biggest fan response. Here are the results based on my location in the stands.


Some type of positive cheering:
Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle, Michael Waltrip, Kyle Petty, Martin Truex Jr., Kenny Wallace, Jeff Burton, Ryan Newman, Dale Jarrett, Ken Schrader, Joe Nemechek and Denny Hamlin.

Big Cheers

These drivers received positive cheers much louder than the previous drivers:
Ward Burton, Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards and Bobby Labonte.

Big, Big Cheers

The drivers in this category received loud and boisterous cheering:
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, Elliott Sadler and Terry Labonte.

Bigger Cheers than Big Jeers

A combination of Cheers and Jeers but with much louder Cheering :
Jeff Gordon.

Bigger Jeers than Big Cheers

A combination of Cheers and Jeers but with much louder Jeering:
Jimmie Johnson.

Only Jeers

Drivers that received only booing:
Kyle Busch and Robbie Gordon.

Big, Big Jeers

These drivers received loud and boisterous booing:
Kurt Busch and Brian Vickers.”