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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]
Will Power (left), driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6; and Tony Kanaan (right), driver of the #10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6; celebrate with Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, who raced to victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power finished second. Kanaan finished third. Chevrolet took the top six places in the first race of the season. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power clash in the closing laps of the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest Saturday, March 28, 2015, winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand prior to practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)

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