After a downpour right before Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tire qualifying was set to begin at 8am, the series decided to cancel qualifying, and the 15 drivers will line up via Championship Standings, meaning Colton Herta will start the race on pole for the 400th Indy Lights Race.
— Indy Lights (@IndyLights) April 23, 2017
Herta will attempt to emulate the pole winners of the 200th and 300th Indy Lights races, and not the pole winners of the 1st and 100th races.
- Kim Campbell won the inaugural Indy Lights pole at Phoenix International Raceway in 1986 and finished 11th.
- Pedro Chaves won the 100th Indy Lights pole at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport and finished 3rd.
- A.J. Foyt IV won the 200th Indy Lights race from pole at Texas Motor Speedwa
- James Hinchcliffe won the 300th Indy Lights race from pole at Long Beach
The 400th Indy Lights race, the 40 lap Mazda Indy Lights Grad Prix of Alabama Presented by Cooper Tires Race #2, rolls off at 11:45am.
Championship Standings and line-up for Mazda Indy Lights Grad Prix of Alabama Presented by Cooper Tires Race #2
|Starting Spot||Driver||Current Points|
|1||Colton Herta – R||70|
|3||Aaron Telitz – R||57|
|4||Nico Jamin – R||53|
|5||Pato O’Ward – R||52|
|8||Zachary Claman De Melo||44|
|10||Nicolas Dapero – R||37|
|11||Matheus Leist – R||35|
|13||Ryan Norman – R||32|
|15||Garth Rickards – R||25|