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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



Related Pictures

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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]
Simon Pagenaud and Ryan Briscoe go wheel-to-wheel during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Will Power sits on pit lane prior to the evening Open Test session at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand prior to track activity during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
The cars of Ryan Briscoe and Sebastien Bourdais go off course during the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
The cars of Ryan Briscoe and Sebastien Bourdais go off course during the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
The cars of Ryan Briscoe and Sebastien Bourdais go off course during the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
The field scatters as the drivers avoid the cars of Sebastien Bourdais and Ryan Briscoe at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon and the #9 Target Chip Ganassi team celebrate after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay, Scott Dixon and Simon Pagenaud on the podium after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, August 24, 2014, winning the IndyCar race at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Russell LaBounty/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, August 24, 2014, winning the IndyCar race at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, takes the chequered flag Sunday, August 24, 2014 to win the IndyCar race at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Gregg Ellman/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, August 24, 2014, winning the IndyCar race at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Russell LaBounty/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power on pit lane prior to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on pit lane prior to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves pits during the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday August 24 2014. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)

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