Andretti and Patrick argue over battle

The Texas round of the IndyCar Series ended with Andretti Green Racing team-mates Danica Patrick and Marco Andretti arguing in the pits about a late battle between the two

Andretti and Patrick argue over battle

Andretti eventually gained fifth from Patrick and went on to pass Dario Franchitti for fourth, while Patrick finished sixth - but Andretti criticised Patrick's behaviour afterwards.

"The toughest people out there passing me are my team-mates, and I don't get that," Andretti said. "I think three of the four of us get what the camaraderie of Andretti Green Racing is."

Patrick later called Andretti's pass "fair and square," but AGR's senior driver Tony Kanaan stepped in to settle down Andretti after the post-race discussion.

"It's not worth it to create something you might regret later," Kanaan said. "I've done it before. I got into a fistfight with [Sam] Hornish - well, Hornish's dad got in a fistfight with me - and I regret it.

"You live, you learn. That's why I was telling him to just cool off. 'I was right behind you both. I saw the whole thing. We'll sit down at lunch and talk about it.'"

Kanaan said that from his view the battle appeared too heated.

"It looked like they were racing for the lead when they were really racing for sixth and seventh," he said. "But they're kids, and one day they will learn. When you hit, you hit hard. One day they might respect each other a little more."

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