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Helio Castroneves and James Hinchcliffe line up on the front row for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park ahead of Scott Dixon and Mike Conway.
Chevrolet cars once again came out on top in qualifying for Sunday's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, but it wasn't quite the whitewash that had been seen in St Petersburg a week ago.

Penske's Helio Castroneves and Andretti Autosport's James Hinchcliffe made it an all-Chevy front row, but that was balanced by an all-Honda second row with Mike Conway excelling for AJ Foyt Racing finishing just behind Ganassi's Scott Dixon.

An eventful qualifying session saw a shock early elimination for Dario Franchitti and for Rubens Barrichello who was struggling with a lack of track time, while Will Power got caught out by a red flag triggered by Ryan Hunter-Rear in round 2. One of Power's Penske team mates Ryan Briscoe also fell in round 2 because of technical problems.

Starting grid

1. Helio Castroneves Penske-Chevrolet 117.485mph 1:10.477s
2. James Hinchcliffe Andretti-Chevrolet 117.41mph 1:10.522s
3. Scott Dixon Ganassi-Honda 117.398mph 1:10.529s
4. Mike Conway AJ Foyt-Honda 116.819mph 1:10.879s
5. JR Hildebrand Panther-Chevrolet 116.495mph 1:11.076s
6. Tony Kanaan KV Racing-Chevrolet 116.009mph 1:11.374s

Round 2:
7. EJ Viso KV Racing-Chevrolet 115.763mph 1:11.526s
8. Graham Rahal Ganassi-Honda 115.668mph 1:11.584s
9. Will Power Penske-Chevrolet 114.984mph 1:12.010s
10. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt-Hamilton-Honda 111.464mph 1:14.284s
11. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti-Chevrolet No time
12. Ryan Briscoe Penske-Chevrolet No time

Round 1:
13. Marco Andretti Andretti-Chevrolet 117.195mph 1:10.651s
14. Rubens Barrichello KV Racing-Chevrolet 117.336mph 1:10.566s
15. Josef Newgarden SFHR-Honda 117.139mph 1:10.685s
16. Takuma Sato RLL-Honda 117.262mph 1:10.611s
17. Sebastien Bourdais Dragon-Lotus 117.072mph 1:10.726s
18. Dario Franchitti Ganassi-Honda 117.156mph 1:10.675s
19. Justin Wilson Dale Coyne-Honda 115.719mph 1:11.552s
20. James Jakes Dale Coyne-Honda 117.028mph 1:10.753s
21. Simona de Silvestro HVM-Lotus 115.688mph 1:11.572s
22. Charlie Kimball Ganassi-Honda 116.032mph 1:11.359s
23. Alex Tagliani BHA-Lotus 114.084mph 1:12.578s
24. Ed Carpenter ECR-Chevrolet 115.213mph 1:11.867s
25. Katherine Legge Dragon-Lotus 112.43mph 1:13.646s
26. Oriol Servia Dreyer & Reinbold-Lotus 112.907mph 1:13.335s *

* includes ten-place grid penalty for engine change



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Helio Castroneves faces the media after Friday Practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 20. [Picture credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
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Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, crosses the finish line as he races to victory Sunday, May 24, 2015, winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Montoya went from near-last to first, winning the Indy 500 for the second time in his career. Will Power (left), driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, finishes second. Chevrolet powered the top four cars in the race. (Photo by Andy Frame/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya is congratulated by his Penske team mate Helio Castroneves after clinching victory in the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power on pit road during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Dana Garrett for IndyCar Media)
Penske team mates Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power race side-by-wide during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Juan Pablo Montoya crosses the line ahead of Penske team mate Will Power to win the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
James Davison on track on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Friday May 22 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, Mark Miles and Derrick Walker announce the addition of Boston to the 2016 IndyCar Series itinerary. (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe at IMS (Photo by: Walter Kuhn)
James Hinchcliffe during practice prior to Qualifying for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Photo by: Leigh Spargur)

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