Junqueira never took the 1.647-mile street course Saturday but will start from the front here for the second year in a row.
Junqueira, who has failed to register a point in the last two races, posted a top speed of 96.507 miles per hour. Spain's Oriol Servia came closest to knocking him off the pole Saturday at 96.446 mph.
Canada's Paul Tracy, who has a 27-point lead over Junqueira atop the Champ Car series standings, spun during his qualifying attempt Saturday and will start ninth.
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