Helio Castroneves has continued the Team Penske domination in qualifying Saturday by winning the pole for the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Castroneves turned a lap at one minute, 07.1246 seconds to earn the top starting spot for the race on Sunday (Monday AEST) on the temporary street course.
Australian Penske driver Will Power will start from sixth while teammate Castroneves jumps from pole for the second consecutive race.
He also won the pole two weeks ago at Phoenix, and Power won the pole for the season-opening race at St Petersburg.
Scott Dixon, the winner at Phoenix, qualified second and was followed by Penske driver Simon Pagenaud, Tony Kanaan, Juan Pablo Montoya and Power.
The fast six was comprised of only Chevrolet drivers as Honda failed to advance a driver into the final round.