Saturday night in Texas, Marco Andretti was ticked off at his teammate Danica Patrick for racing him too hard at the end of the Bombardier 500. Tuesday afternoon at Watkins Glen International, they were working together trying to figure out how to dethrone the Chip Ganassi and Roger Penske teams when the IndyCar Series returns for the July 3-5 Camping World Grand Prix.

Saturday night in Texas, Marco Andretti was ticked off at his teammate Danica Patrick for racing him too hard at the end of the Bombardier 500. Tuesday afternoon at Watkins Glen International, they were working together trying to figure out how to dethrone the Chip Ganassi and Roger Penske teams when the IndyCar Series returns for the July 3-5 Camping World Grand Prix.

After Saturday’s high-speed adventure on the 1.5-mile track, Andretti suggested a team meeting to discuss the camaraderie within his father’s team.

“I just said what I was feeling,” Andretti said. “I was frustrated. But we talked it out. It’s not the first time it’s happened and it’s not the last time it’s going to happen. We just have to work the best we can together.”

Danica agreed.

“Marco and I are fine,” she said. “It’s definitely nothing new to have drivers out there pushing and competing for positions and having differences about things.”

And the senior member of Andretti Green Racing, Tony Kanaan, mediated and offered perspective.

“We drove here together, we’re here together testing. There’s no hard feelings. That happens all the time, but then somehow because it’s Danica Patrick and because it’s Marco Andretti and because it’s Andretti Green Racing, people try to make a big deal about it,” Kanaan said. “That race is done, it’s gone and now we’re here working and we’re working to beat the red and white cars, the four of them. We don’t have time to waste.”

With that out of the way, the only real IndyCar news that came out of Tuesday’s test session at The Glen was Patrick’s admission she would rather race in North America than hop the pond to compete for the newly-formed United State-based Formula One team. Patrick’s contract with AGR is up at the end of the season, and there are plenty of suitors who love the idea of racing’s most recognizable figure driving for them.

Speculation has been rampant, and Patrick hasn’t done anything to cool any rumor, until Tuesday.

“I’m looking at all of it. I would say more stuff here in the States, but you’ve got to be open to all possibilities and all of the ideas and things that people come up with. I’m not looking at one thing,” she said.

As far as staying put, Patrick sounded like a person who was angling in a negotiation.

“As far as the contract goes, that’s attractive, to be around people you enjoy. And it’s a great team, I think this is one of the top three teams and it’s a great situation,” she said of her tenure at AGR. “Things are starting to move along, I can talk to other teams now, but I’m very focused on this season and I believe nothing will take care of that side of things better than going out, doing well and winning races.”

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