The qualifying for the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana will occur in three segments, progressively narrowing the field to determine the pole winner, starting at 4:15 p.m. Saturday.
In the first segment, each group gets 10 minutes of track time, including full-course yellow conditions. The fastest six cars from each group advance, while the remaining cars are assigned positions 13 to 24 (with Group One drivers in odd-numbered positions and Group Two drivers in even-numbered positions based on their fastest lap times during the segment.
The 12 advancing cars receive 10 minutes of track time, with the fastest six advancing to the Firestone Fast Six Shootout, and the other six cars ranked in positions 7-12 based on their fastest laps during the segment.
The six advancing cars receive 10 minutes of track time, with a guarantee of five minutes of green flag time. Each car receives one additional set of Firestone Firehawk tires for use during this final segment. The cars are ranked 1-6 based on their fastest laps during the segment.