Vautier was the first car to qualify, and the No. 55 car posted a two-lap average speed of 218.575 mph. Pagenaud ran a two-lap qualifying average speed of 218.859 mph in the afternoon heat.
The green flag drops at Iowa Speedway at 3:05 p.m. ET. Broadcast coverage of the event begins on ABC at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Mixed feelings for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers after race at Milwaukee
Simon Pagenaud and Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports leave Texas Motor Speedway 6th place in the IZOD IndyCar Series Championship with 194 points.
Vautier will start the race from the back of the field, while Pagenaud qualified 14th for the race
Pagenaud is the sixth different winner in seven races this season (Hinchcliffe, Hunter-Reay, Sato, Kanaan, Conway, Pagenaud).
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers are looking forward to getting back in the car for "Dual 2" today.
Carb Day was busy with the final Indy 500 practice with Simon Pagenaud setting fastest lap. The pit stop contest was won again by Helio Castroneves and Team Penske.
Simon Pagenaud, secured the 21st spot on the starting grid on the first day of qualifying.
35 entries to vie for 33 spots in 2013 field
Pagenaud started from 23rd in the No. 77 Schmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports car, and drove as high as third before settling for ninth.
While encouraged by a top-10 finish, Simon Pagenaud is eager to push for more in qualifying to put himself in a better position for races.
Simon Pagenaud believes focusing on tire management is crucial before race day in the Streets of Long Beach.
Simon Pagenaud as high as fifth throughout the 90-lap race before he settled for a sixth place result, the 23-year-old rookie Tristan Vautier ended the day in 10th position.