Marco Andretti is a third generation driver with the most famous name in motorsports. He's only 27, but he's been racing for ages. And now he's here to answer all of your most important questions before the Indy 500 on Sunday.
With a name like Andretti, you're basically required to get into motorsports in one way or the other. That career started in karts years ago, but he didn't love it. So he quit.
But then the racing bug bit. And it bit hard. Marco ran karts, then moved up at rapid pace through the Skip Barber ranks, into Indy Lights, and then into IndyCar at the ripe young age of 19. And that year he had one of the most heartbreaking finishes at the Indy 500, where he got passed for the lead about 100 yards from the finish.
Also, here's a little picture that won't embarrass him at all, but it's my duty to share it. Marco and I used to race karts together like 10 or 12 years ago. It was a long time. Here's a photograph of a few of us racers together:
I still look exactly the same.
Marco will start sixth at the 500 on Sunday, but he's here until about 2:45 to answer any and all of your questions. Fire away!