The 1.5-mile speedway near Fort Worth, Texas, wasn’t dry until about 2:30 p.m. ET, nearly two hours after the originally scheduled time, so IndyCar elected to cancel a 4 p.m. qualifying session. The race will begin at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Points leader Alex Palou, who won the season opener at Barber Motorsports Park, will start on the pole position Saturday night for Chip Ganassi Racing in the No. 10 Dallara-Honda, followed by Will Power in Team Penske’s No. 12 Chevrolet.
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Scott Dixon, Grand Prix of St. Petersburg winner Colton Herta, Simon Pagenaud, Jack Harvey, Sebastien Bourdais, Rinus VeeKay, Marcus Ericsson and Josef Newgarden will comprise the rest of the top 10 starting spots.
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Pato O’Ward, the pole-sitter at Barber, will start 11th. In their season debuts, Tony Kanaan (in place of Jimmie Johnson in Ganassi’s No. 48) will start 23rd, and Pietro Fittipaldi (substituting for Romain Grosjean in the No. 51) will be 14th.
Ed Carpenter will be making his first start this season from 17th in the No. 20 Chevrolet. That car was driven in the first two races by Conor Daly, who will be starting last Saturday in the No. 59 Chevy for Carlin.
Saturday’s 212-lap race will be followed by a 248-lap race Sunday (5 p.m. ET, NBCSN).
Here’s the IndyCar starting lineup Saturday in the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway (Position, car number, driver, manufacturer):
1. (10) Alex Palou, Honda
2. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet
3. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda
4. (26) Colton Herta, Honda
5. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet
6. (60) Jack Harvey, Honda
7. (14) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet
8. (21) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet
9. (8) Marcus Ericsson, Honda
10. (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet
11. (5) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet
12. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda
13. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda
14. (51) Pietro Fittipaldi, Honda
15. (3) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet
16. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda
17. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet
18. (7) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet
19. (18) Ed Jones, Honda
20. (29) James Hinchcliffe, Honda
21. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda
22. (4) Dalton Kellett, Chevrolet
23. (48) Tony Kanaan, Honda
24. (59) Conor Daly, Chevrolet