Scott Dixon will start today’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway from third after rain forced organisers to cancel qualifying.
The grid will be determined by the current points standings, meaning Alex Palou will start from pole position for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Will Power and Dixon are currently level on points, but the Australian gets the nudge up to second thanks to countback.
Behind Dixon will be St Petersburg race winner Colton Herta. Herta will lead Simon Pagenaud to the green flag.
Rookie driver Scott McLaughlin will therefore start his first-ever oval race from 15th.
To add to the challenge, McLaughlin will only have one 90-minute practice session to get up to speed with the circuit and his car.
Pietro Fittipaldi is running in Romain Grosjean’s car at oval races this year. In his first IndyCar start in nearly three years, he will start just ahead of McLaughlin in 14th.
The original qualifying format was to have drivers complete two flying laps, with the first lap setting the grid for race one and the second to determine the order for race two.
IndyCar is yet to confirm how the starting grid for tomorrow’s second race will be made up.
More rain is forecasted for the afternoon, meaning the race has been brought forward and is now slated to start at 11.10 am NZT today.