interview: inside the actor’s studio with kenny wallace

Kenny WallaceThis is my new second favorite ITAS interview of all time, it came REALLY close to beating my top favorite which is the very first one I ever did with Tony Stewart. After Kenny Wallace answered the first question with the word “Fuck” we all laughed and he said, “That’s the truth! I can lie, I can lie!” I was all of course “No! The truth is better!” I knew we were in for a super special interview. Kenny is so funny but so honest, straightforward and genuine about everything he says and does.

He’s a man on a mission to win in the No. 09 American Ethanol Toyota Camry for RAB Racing with Brock Maggard in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and I sincerely hope it happens for him. Both he and his team owner Robby Benton, were great fun to talk to when I met them both at Auto Club Speedway earlier this year.

This was such a fun interview to do, I hope you enjoy it! :)


What is your favorite word? Fuck

What is your least favorite word? Negativity

What turns you on? Sex

What turns you off? Failure

What sound or noise do you love? “You’re clear,” that means I’m done jacking with that guy when I’m racing. When my spotter says, “You’re clear.”

What sound or noise do you hate? “Inside, inside, inside.” Multiple times. It means I’m getting freight-trained. It means I’m so slow everyone’s passing me.

What is your favorite curse word? See the first question.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I would like for one year to be the bat boy for the St. Louis Cardinals. I would love to do that. I love my town of St. Louis and I thought, “How cool would it be?” I hear people change professions every once in a while, I’ve raced my whole life and I think there’s 162 games in a baseball season, whether it’s 162 games or all the home games, I would love to, for one time, be the bat boy for every damn game. I love baseball.

What profession would you not like to do? This is going to sound crazy. I would never want to be a crew chief again, because I was a crew chief. There’s no win. They’re in a no-win situation. It’s never good enough and it’s never enough.

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.

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