Race 2 qualifying scrapped in Houston, field set by entrant points

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Due to standing water and visibility issues caused by rain, qualifying for Race 2 of the Houston Grand Prix has been cancelled and the field will be set by entrant points.

“At a road course we wouldn’t have had this issue, but street courses puddle a lot,” said Dixon. “We probably would have crashed a few cars in Q1 and cancelled Q2.”

It was initially announced that Scott Dixon will start on pole, but will not get the bonus point for winning the pole. Dixon’s car is higher in points than Helio Castroneves, because Castroneves suffered a 15 points penalty for a rules infraction after his lone win of the season at Texas Motor Speedway.

Update: The lineup will be determined by entrant points going into the weekend, so Castroneves will start on pole

Castroneves benefits from qualifying being washed out, as he struggled in qualifying and the race yesterday.

Cancelled qualifying hurts drivers that had great qualifying runs for yesterdays race, which paid dividends during the race like Luca Filippi, Simona de Silvestro and Takuma Sato.

Updated Starting lineup for Race 2 at the Grand Prix of Houston

  1. Helio Castroneves
  2. Scott Dixon
  3. Simon Pagenaud
  4. Marco Andretti
  5. Ryan Hunter-Reay
  6. Justin Wilson
  7. Dario Franchitti
  8. James Hinchcliffe
  9. Will Power
  10. Charlie Kimball
  11. Tony Kanaan
  12. EJ Viso
  13. Sebastien Bourdais
  14. Josef Newgarden
  15. Takuma Sato
  16. Mike Conway
  17. Simona de Silvesttro
  18. Ed Carpenter
  19. Graham Rahal
  20. James Jakes
  21. Oriol Servia
  22. Tristan Vautier
  23. Luca Filippi
  24. Sebastian Saavedra
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