Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 Chevrolet will start Sunday’s Hitachi Watkins Glen IndyCar race from pole position having set the fastest time in the Firestone Fast 6 with a 01:22.5259s.
Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet will start the race on the front row having initially been classified in seventh place as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Mikhail Aleshin was penalized for a blocking move.
Sebastien Bourdais will start the race from third place on the grid having set a fastest time of 01:22.7844s starting the race just ahead of Helio Castroneves who set a fastest time of 01:22.8748s and will start the race just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Chevrolet.
Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Chevrolet made his first appearance in the Firestone Fast 6 and will start the race in sixth place.
Series points leader Simon Pagenaud will start the race from seventh place having just missed out on the fast six and will start the race just ahead of team mate Juan Pablo Montoya and Jack Hawksworth.
Mikhail Aleshin will start the race from 10th place for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports while Dale Coyne Racing’s RC Enerson was extremely impressive as he will start the race from 11th place having set a fastest time of 01:23.9907s. Josef Newgarden will start the race from 12th place on the grid in the No.21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet having set a fastest time of 01:24.0983s.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe will start the race 13th place following a tough session.
Charlie Kimball had a difficult day as he will start the race from 14th place on the grid alongside Alexander Rossi who was the fastest Andretti Autosport Honda. Carlos Munoz will start the race from 16th place just ahead of Conor Daly and Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter Reay.
Graham Rahal will start the race from 20th place after a penalty while Spencer Pigot starts the race from 21st place. Takuma Sato rounds out the grid in 22nd place following a penalty.