Will Power failed to earn Team Penske representation in the Indy 500 Fast Six qualifying as Felix Rosenqvist set a blistering benchmark.
The drivers ran in reverse order from the top 12 in Saturday's initial qualifying session, with Power the first to roll out.
The Australian was the guinea pig for the rest of the field with track temperatures ramping up and he almost hit the wall between Turns 1 and 2 on the second of his four laps that count towards the average, eventually ending the session slowest.
Santino Ferrucci set the charts alight for A.J. Foyt Racing as the fourth driver in line, setting a benchmark four-lap average of 233.911 for those that followed him.
Ed Carpenter Racing fixed an issue on Rinus Veekay's Chevrolet in time for the Dutchman to challenge Ferrucci's benchmark, eventually slotting into second.
Alex Palou set the fastest single-lap speed but was unable to stay ahead of the average, though easily booked his place in the Fast Six.
Scott Dixon and Patricio O'Ward also qualified, but Felix Rosenqvist flew to the top with the final run of the session with the only average to break the 234mph mark.
Two Arrow McLarens struggled, however, with Alexander Rossi and Tony Kanaan fighting off balance issues as their runs developed.
Both drivers missed out on the final qualifying session, as did Takuma Sato, last year's winner Marcus Ericsson, Benjamin Pedersen and Power, with all six drivers' grid positions locked in for next Sunday's race.
Indianapolis 500 Top 12 qualifying results
|1||Felix Rosenqvist||Arrow McLaren||234.081|
|2||Santino Ferrucci||A.J. Foyt Racing||233.911|
|3||Rinus Veekay||Ed Carpenter Racing||233.801|
|4||Alex Palou||Chip Ganassi Racing||233.779|
|5||Scott Dixon||Chip Ganassi Racing||233.430|
|6||Patricio O'Ward||Arrow McLaren||233.229|
|7||Alexander Rossi||Arrow McLaren||233.110|
|8||Takuma Sato||Chip Ganassi Racing||233.098|
|9||Tony Kanaan||Arrow McLaren||233.076|
|10||Marcus Ericsson||Chip Ganassi Racing||232.889|
|11||Benjamin Pedersen [R]||A.J. Foyt Racing||232.671|
|12||Will Power||Team Penske||232.635|