While this race is 24 hours on the track, many devotees arrive 4-5 days ahead of time to celebrate all things Le Mans. Fans collide from all corners of the globe -- from Denmark to New York to Japan, ranging in age from 6 months with strollers to those well over 90 with walkers.
This isn't 2006 -- and Marco is a veteran now, easily qualifying for his seventh Indy 500 this year. Confident but not cocky, the 25-year-old is realistic about his chances. Over lunch at Palm Too in New York, he answered my questions.