Simon Pagenaud drove his Honda-powered Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports car to the top of the charts in Friday's final practice session for the Indianapolis 500.
Helio Castroneves from Team Penske and Dario Franchitti from Chip Ganassi Racing have three victories each at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
What a turnaround it has been for A.J. Allmendinger during the past 10 months.
The nine starting positions that remained for the May 26 Indianapolis 500 were determined during Sunday's "Bump Day" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Ed Carpenter will start on the pole position for the first time in the Indianapolis 500 after pulling off a stunning victory in Saturday's time trials at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Ryan Hunter-Reay will start on the pole for Sunday's IndyCar Series race in Brazil after setting a new track qualifying record on the Sao Paulo street circuit.
When the series first raced on the 2.536-mile, 11-turn Sao Paulo street circuit in 2010, Power survived a spectacular opening-lap crash and then endured heavy rain before making a winning pass on Ryan Hunter-Reay in the closing minutes for the win. The race was scheduled for 75 laps, but IndyCar officials placed a two-hour limit on the event due to numerous cautions for accidents and a brief halt for a thunderstorm.
Dario Franchitti finally has something to cheer about this season.
With podium finishes in the first two races this year -- second at St. Pete and third at Barber -- Helio Castroneves holds a nine-point lead over Scott Dixon, who has a pair of top-five finishes. At this point of the season last year, Castroneves held a two-point advantage over Dixon.
Defending IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay will start on the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama after beating Will Power in Saturday's qualifying session at Barber Motorsports Park.