Another interview and another first. Now I’ve interviewed both a wife and a husband, first DeLana Harvick and now Kevin Harvick. I spoke to Kevin during this year’s Champion’s Week in Las Vegas (and let him know that I asked DeLana these same questions) and it was very clear — as he acknowledges at one point — that he wasn’t in the right frame of mind to answer my random questionnaire. He still did a great job and I completely understand how my questions could throw him since they’re no where near the standard issue questions you get during that week (or at any time really during the season). Still, superfun (and funny)!
What is your favorite word? Oh my God. That is random. Shoot, I don’t even know. That’s a good question. What did my wife say? [Me: I don't remember, Oh!, the F-bomb!] Yea, yep, she’s an F-bomb. I don’t have near as many F-bombs as she does. I couldn’t even tell you what my favorite word is.
What is your least favorite word? Whatnot. “Whatnot,” that’s gotta be a Southern thing.
What turns you on? What turns me on for, to what? [Me: Whatever you think that means.] One of my favorite parts of the season, we’ll just go there, is just the pre-race before the Daytona 500 and the enthusiasm and the build up to the “Gentlemen, start your engines” and coming to the green flag is like no other race.
What turns you off? Oh man, shoot. You’ve totally got my mind going in totally different direction than what I was focused for here. Uhm, what turns me off? I have no idea. Smoking? I don’t like smoking.
What sound or noise do you love? I don’t get to watch many vehicles go around the race track, I’m usually in them, but there’s something about standing, like at a test or something, and listening to those cars on the outside of the racetrack get to the end of the straightaway and listening to those things come by.
What sound or noise do you hate? I know I hated that fire alarm that went off in Miami the other night. It went off all day.
What is your favorite curse word? Definitely an F-bomb.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I’ve gotten into hockey over the last several years and it looks like fun. You would have to be pretty tough to play it. I don’t know that I could ever get to the point where I could actually skate, but I just like the roughness of the sport.
What profession would you not like to do? Football, just seems like so of many of those guys get hurt. It’s fun to watch. [Me: But you just said hockey where they beat each other up.] But hockey guys get to wear so many more pads. *laughter*
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Thanks for coming. *laughter* 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.