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Off the track ... with NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Trevor Bayne

Trevor Bayne, 19, is eighth in the Nationwide Series standings in his second year in the series. (Photo: Christian Peterson/Getty Images)

From the Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service

Sporting News goes behind the scenes — and off the track — with Nationwide Series driver Trevor Bayne:

My first car was … a BMW 325. It was my dad’s. I got my license three years ago, so it was a few years old.

My dream car is … the Hummer H1.

The best cruising music is … Alternative Christian music. Every now and then in the summer, I’ll put on country.

My average freeway cruising speed is … 70.

When I get a flat … I got one a few months ago. I had two buddies with me, so we pulled over, and we had it done in about 10 minutes — which isn’t bad because we didn’t know what we were doing.

The last time I got a speeding ticket was … for going 80 in a 65 at Bristol, leaving the racetrack.

Hybrids are … Slow. I guess they’re good for us, but to me, it doesn’t seem like something a race car driver wants to drive.

My No. 1 pet peeve with fellow motorists is … the slow person in the fast lane.

The Nationwide driver who would be the most maniacal on the road is … No one’s a bigger maniac than I am.

On a scale of 1-10, my road rage rating is … Probably a 2. I’m pretty mellow.

I wouldn’t be caught dead in … One of the new Volkswagen Bugs with the flowers on the dash.

— Reid Spencer, Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service