Defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden will start the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports from the front after securing the Verizon P1 Award in the No.1 Hitachi Chevrolet with a time of 01:07.4413s.
Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet starts the race from second place just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 SealMaster Honda starts the race from third place just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda.
James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports starts the race from fifth place while Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda rounds out the Firestone Fast six with a time of 01:08.0303s.
Marco Andretti starts the race from seventh place in the No.98 Honda just ahead of series points Alexander Rossi in the No.27 Honda. Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet starts the race from ninth place while Robert Wickens in the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports rounds out the top ten with a time of 01:07.8455s,
Zach Veach who is battling the flu this weekend in the No.26 Group One Thousand One for Andretti Autosport starts the race from 11th place while Chip Ganassi Racing’s Ed Jones starts the race from 12th place in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda.
Carlin Racing’s Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet starts the race from 13th place just ahead of his team mate Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba Chevrolet.
Graham Rahal in the No.15 MiJack Honda starts the race from 15th place just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s Zachary Claman DeMelo in the No.19 Paysafe Honda for Dale Coyne Racing.
Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing starts the race from 17th place just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato in the No.30 MiJack/Panasonic Honda. Jordan King starts the race from 19th place in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing just ahead of Harding Racing’s Gabby Chaves.
AJ Foyt Racing endured a tough session as Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist starts the race from 21st place just ahead of Juncos Racing’s Rene Binder while Tony Kanaan rounds out the grid in 23rd place having hit the barrier during qualifying in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet.