Tony Kanaan felt snubbed after the IndyCar drivers barely got on-track cameos during warmups. Will Power was steamed because IndyCar red-flagged his fast qualifying time, leaving the defending champion back in the pack to start the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

Helio Castroneves, meanwhile, had no complaints since he'll start Sunday's IndyCar race on the pole in pursuit of his second straight win to open the season after completing the 2.38-mile road course at Barber Motorsports Park in 1:10.4768 during qualifying. It's his 37th career pole.