INDIANAPOLIS - JULY 25: Travis Kvapil, driver of the  Long John Silver's Ford, stands by his car during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)Travis Kvapil drives the No. 34 Long John Silver’s Ford for Front Row Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Travis was the first driver I’d interviewed at Auto Club Speedway during the Pepsi Max 400 race weekend and he was also the first driver to say that his wife was what turns him on. That ended up being a popular answer that weekend.

You can tell from this interview that Travis is big family guy and loves his children, Kelsey, Carson and Caden, dearly. So much so that he was the subject of a post about that fact over at the Yahoo! motorsports blog From the Marbles.

I dug his answer for least favorite word, I need to remember that saying. Seriously, between Travis and David Gilliland, the drivers at Front Row Motorsports are really helping me become a better person!


What is your favorite word? Green, Green, Green (He loves to hear that every Sunday)

What is your least favorite word? Can’t. I preach to my daughter “can’t never does.”

What turns you on? My wife and fast cars.

What turns you off? Pessimistic, downer-type people.

What sound or noise do you love? Race car engines and probably just my kids running around the house playing.

What sound or noise do you hate? Two or three in the morning when the kids wake up crying from being sick.

What is your favorite curse word? Definitely the F-bomb. I overuse it and I try not to so much around the kids for sure.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I’d like to be a pro football player, a quarterback. I think that’d be awesome.

What profession would you not like to do? Not because it’s that crummy of a job, but a truck driver or freight hauler where you’d be away from your family for a long time.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome.

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