Scott Dixon qualified second Saturday, his best starting position at Long Beach, followed by the Team Penske trio Will Power, Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud. Graham Rahal was sixth for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
The Fast Six qualifying was split evenly between Honda and Chevrolet, but the Honda drivers represented three different teams, including Chip Ganassi Racing. The car owner was visibly upset when Dixon's rookie teammate Felix Rosenqvist crashed during the second round of qualifying. Rosenqvist was second fastest when he went off course into a tire barrier and the penalty for causing a caution was the loss of his two fastest qualifying laps.
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