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Andretti races for his father, Michael, owner of Andretti Autosport. Michael Andretti won the pole at the 1986 race won by Mario Andretti.

Hunter-Reay also races for Andretti Autosport. It was no surprise, then, to see Mario Andretti looking right at home on pit row at Hunter-Reay’s stall, with bright sunlight reflecting off his sunglasses while his salt-and-pepper hair fluttered in a breeze.

About five autograph-seekers hovered nearby, hoping to snap pictures. Taking a breather during the test, Marco Andretti watched from the other end of the stall.

No advice today, though, from Grandpa.

“He doesn’t talk to me unless I’m Top 5, so we haven’t talked this week since Iowa,” joked Marco Andretti, who finished ninth last weekend at Newton.

Still, it was a banner weekend for the Andretti team at Iowa with James Hinchcliffe and Hunter-Reay finishing 1-2. Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Hinchcliffe follow first-place driver Helio Castroneves on the points leaderboard.

Teams get a much-needed breather this weekend before returning July 7 for Pocono, with Castroneves’ lead very much in the sights of the Andretti drivers. Their team has won five of 10 races in 2013.

“That’s what this championship is all about. A lot of competition, teams right on top of each other,” Castroneves said. “Everyone not giving an inch.”

Thirteen of 14 drivers scheduled for Tuesday’s test took laps around Pocono. The other driver, Sebastien Bourdais, was at the track but didn’t get behind the wheel of his No. 7 Chevy in the morning run, an IndyCar spokesman said.

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