Driver Joe Nemechek offers these insights into his personality in this question-and-answer with sports editor Larry Vaught:
1. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
"That's a tough one. Man, we watch so much stuff. We watch a lot of racing. We race, so that's what we watch. It just depends on what sports are playing. We watch them all: baseball, football, basketball. We are just like any other fans. Whatever sport is on, that's our favorite that day."
2. Are most NASCAR drivers also college sports fans?
"There are some rivalries there. Sterling Marlin pulls for Tennessee. Everybody pulls for where they grew up. Being from Florida, I have to pull for Florida. There is a little talk. It just depends on what is going on because we watch it all."
3. Who is your favorite country music singer?
"It's hard to pick just one. I have got to meet so many of them. I got to meet Charlie Daniels back in 2000 and 2001. What an awesome guy. I went to dinner with him and he got a guitar from one of the guys in the restaurant and he just started playing tunes. I like Trace Adkins. Toby Keith. There are so many of them. There are a lot I am not mentioning, but a lot come to the races. NASCAR and country music are big together. It's too hard to just pick one. I like listening to Montgomery Gentry, too. We have so many country singers come to races. It's neat listening to their music."