Ed Carpenter set the tone early in qualifications with a four-lap average speed of 230.114 mph in the No. 20 Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka car, and Ryan Hunter-Reay followed two hours later with an average of 230.011 mph in the No. 28 DHL car for Andretti Autosport. They were joined in the 230 club by Simon Pagenaud (230.070) and JR Hildebrand (230.027).
But it is all meaningless because drivers can make as many attempts as they like.