Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe made it an all-Andretti Autosport front row for the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Hunter-Reay snatched the pole away from his teammate with a late qualifying lap Saturday at 1 minute, 7.8219 seconds on the temporary course through the streets of downtown. Hinchcliffe wound up second after his lap at 1 minute, 7.9403 seconds.
Sebastien Bourdais was third, followed by Josef Newgarden, rookie Jack Hawksworth and Simon Pagenaud.
Honda drivers made up five of the Fast Six spots, with Bourdais the only Chevrolet representative.
Several top names failed to advance into the final round, including Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves.
Defending race winner Takuma Sato didn't make it out of the first group, and neither did Will Power.