"I kind of knew them, but not well. But the director [former Star Trek: The Next Generation
star Jonathan Frakes] would feed me the beginning of the line and I'd pick it up and go from there.
"I was nervous at first, but everyone made me feel really comfortable and after that it seemed somewhat normal. I still don't need to quit my day job anytime soon, but it was fun ... I was definitely out of my element. In a racecar, I know exactly what I'm doing, and even when something crops up that you didn't anticipate, experience tells you what kind of action you need to take. But acting's a different deal."
The episode will air in the States on June 26, the weekend that the Sprint Cup competition will be at its road course event at Infineon in Sonoma. "We played ourselves, all three of us were just ourselves as NASCAR drivers. It's a NASCAR-themed show that week."