Motorsport: Scott Dixon starts third, Scott McLaughlin 15th after rain ruins qualifying in Texas IndyCar

Scott Dixon will start third on the grid in Sunday’s IndyCar Genesys 300, after rain wiped away any chance of qualifying in Texas.

With no qualifying able to take place, the starting grid has been set by the current championship standings, seeing Spain’s Alex Palou on pole for Chip Ganassi Racing, the teammate of Dixon.

Team Penske's Australian driver Will Power sits second to complete the front row, while reigning champion Dixon is third next to Colton Herta - the winner of last week’s Grand Prix of St Petersburg.

Further down the grid, current V8 Supercars champion and IndyCar rookie Scott McLaughlin will start in 15th position.

Dixon was fourth fastest in practice, putting in a fastest lap of 23.5933 seconds. McLaughlin recorded the 20th fastest time, coming in with a best of 24.0393. 

Despite starting on pole though, Palou could only record the 11th fastest time in the day’s practice session before rain intervened. 

Second placed Power was 16th, as both drivers on the front row recorded slower times than Dixon. 

Sunday's race is the first of a double-header, with another race on Monday morning (NZ time).