I'm just glad it's on a Tuesday since that's when I get out from classes early so I will be there too!
To be honest, you still have plenty of opportunities to talk with the drivers at the Petit Le Mans. Last year I talked a bit with Joey Hand just before the race started and with Bill Auberlen after the race. You can stand 5 ft away from the entire team during the entire race and not have to pay extra at all like you have to for NASCAR. So if you can't make this event then don't sweat it.