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TS: This time of year, probably six or eight pounds. It's all in fluids, and by the next day you've got all that weight back. You're not running, but you're in a car where you have to have your concentration on 100 percent the whole time. You're not just driving 90 miles an hour down the interstate—my mom does that every day going to work. To do it with other guys around you running 195 miles per hour takes a little bit more skill.
DP: Did you play any sports in high school?
TS: I played baseball. I wasn't the best baseball player, but I had fun doing it.
DP: Who do you think will win the Cup this year?
TS: I don't know right now. Obviously Jimmie Johnson is going to be a factor. Denny Hamlin is really close—after losing it last year, he knows what it takes to win it. Kurt Busch has been on his game. The Roush cars have been good; Carl Edwards has been on form. Jeff Gordon has been good again. I think those first two weeks of the Chase are going to set the tone about who realistically has a shot. It's shaping up to be an awesome field.
DP: Most money you ever spent on a classic car?
TS: I spent $155,000 at Barrett-Jackson [an auction house] on a '55 Chevy Nomad wagon.
DP: You still have it?
TS: Yep, and to me it's worth every penny I spent.
DP: Do you still have the Smokey and the Bandit car?