I interviewed Ryan Briscoe, driver of the No. 6 Team Penske Dallara-Honda, at Infineon Raceway during the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend last month. It was great getting to meet him and ask him these fun questions. The more I do it, the more it feels like I’m giving people a 3 minute psych test or something. 🙂 I love it. When Ryan gave me his original answer for his favorite word he wasn’t totally satisfied with it, so he tweeted me later with his final answer.

Ryan is a very nice guy, has a wonderful Aussie accent and is married to ESPN’s Nicole Briscoe, who I’m sure all of you NASCAR fans know from her duties as the host of NASCAR Countdown.

What is your favorite word? Ballistic

What is your least favorite word? Hate

What turns you on? Sunshine, the beach.

What turns you off? Angry people

What sound or noise do you love? Formula 1 car

What sound or noise do you hate? I hate the sound of the wheel gun running on an IndyCar.

What is your favorite curse word? Numb-nuts

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Personal training

What profession would you not like to do? I don’t know, anything in an office.

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.

(photos courtesy of INDYCAR)