Ryan Newman had never heard of Inside the Actor’s Studio but he said he’d “go with it” when I interviewed him in Las Vegas earlier this month. He was very nice and “go with it” he did. I think he earns the distinction as the first driver to spell out his favorite curse word.


What is your favorite word? My favorite word? Uhm, I don’t know, I’ve never had that question. “Daddy” [Me: Daddy?] Yea, because my daughter is a year old and she hasn’t said it yet. She says, “Dada.”

What is your least favorite word? Well, to keep it clean, “Can’t.”

What turns you on? My wife.

What turns you off? People riding in the fast lane.

What sound or noise do you love? V8

What sound or noise do you hate? Radio static

What is your favorite curse word? S-H-I-T, because it can be used in so many different ways.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Some kind of outdoorsman.

What profession would you not like to do? Plumbing

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Good job down there, boy.

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