CONCORD, NC - MAY 21: Regan Smith, driver of the #78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2010 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images)Regan Smith drives the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and I got to meet him during the race weekend at Infineon Raceway. Unfortunately, his first road course in three years didn’t end very well, he got caught up in that gnarly crash on the frontstretch and walked away with a fractured wrist. He’s currently 30th in the points standings but hopes to end the year at least in 25th. It may not sound like a big deal but for a team that’s growing and learning to work together ending the year with a slew of top-20, and hopefully top-15, finishes would be great accomplishments.

“Where we started at to where we are now we’ve made some huge gains and we knew that’s what we needed to do coming into this year,” said Smith. “We’ve had a lot of changes, a lot of new people and a lot of stuff that was different for us than last year. So I feel good about where we are right now. I feel like the coming weeks are really going to be good for us, step us up another notch in the garage from where we are right now.”

Regan was a really nice guy. He knew I was going to ask him the questions from “Inside the Actor’s Studio” so he had done some thinking about it beforehand but promised his answers would be off the cuff during our session. I think it turned it out well.

What is your favorite word? Fast

What is your least favorite word? Slow

What turns you on? Definitely, girls.

What turns you off? A lot of things

What sound or noise do you love? Engines at the race track

What sound or noise do you hate? Fork or knife digging into a plate

What is your favorite curse word? Fuck

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Hockey player

What profession would you not like to do? Probably a porta potty cleaner guy. I think that’d be pretty nasty, I don’t think I’d have much fun doing that.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Hi, it’s good to see ya.

Follow Regan on Twitter @Regan_Smith_

Read more of my “Inside the Actor’s Studio” questionnaire interviews in the archives and read about how it all started with Tony Stewart.