It came down to a Penske/Ganassi showdown in the Pit Stop Challenge.
Team Penske President Tim Cindric comments on the changes to the cars and Helio Castroneves' airborne accident.
Speeds are picking up ahead of qualifying, but weather has threatened all day.
Eleven drivers have won back-to-back pole positions but none has won three in a row.
In the draft, drivers put up the fastest speeds of the month today.
Helio Castroneves walked away from the scary wreck under his own power.
Helio Castroneves has been penalized eight driver points by the Verizon IndyCar Series for 'avoidable contact' at the start of last weekend's Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
Helio Castroneves is now the fastest man in Indy at 227.514mph.
No action was taken following the opening lap pile-up, which is a surprise to me...
Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden were among those who suffered damage as cars scattered.
Helio Castroneves will lead the field to the green flag for the second consecutive IndyCar race.
Chevrolet kicked off the 2015 season with wins in two of the first three races on the schedule: Juan Pablo Montoya (St. Petersburg) and Scott Dixon (Long Beach).
Long Beach got away from the debris debacles of St. Pete, the weather woes of NOLA, but the on-track really didn't meet expectations.
A Ganassi 1-2 in the opening Long Beach practice on Friday was followed by a Penske 1-2-3 in the following session.
The inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana, run in changing track conditions after heavy morning rains, ended after 47 laps due to the 1-hour, 45-minute time limit.
James Hinchcliffe survived the carnage and had just enough fuel to make it to the line Sunday.
JPM spun during the small portion of qualifying that was completed, but he has no complaints now.