The following interview with Casey Mears, driver of the No. 13 Geico Toyota Camry, took place in the garage at Infineon Raceway. It was a surprise for both of us since I didn’t have a time scheduled with him and I just saw him standing there talking to a couple of guys and figured why not go for it. I interrupted (politely) and asked if I could interview him. He was a good sport and had some great answers. I sincerely appreciated the time he took to speak with me.

What is your favorite word? Yes

What is your least favorite word? No

What turns you on? My wife.

What turns you off? Watching a race instead of being in it.

What sound or noise do you love? My little girl’s voice.

What sound or noise do you hate? When she cries.

What is your favorite curse word? I don’t really care for any of them, I use a lot of them. I don’t think that I have a favorite. I shouldn’t use them, so I don’t have a favorite.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Bull riding.

What profession would you not like to do? Anything involving sitting at a desk.

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

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