Following qualifications, the final two provisional positions will be given to the first two drivers fitting the following criteria that did not qualify in the top 24:
- 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series champion driver.
- 2009 IZOD IndyCar Series champion driver.
- 2010 Indianapolis 500 champion driver.
- Highest-ranking driver among the current top-22 driver point standings prior to race weekend.
- Leader Circle entry with the best practice lap time at the event, as deemed acceptable by INDYCAR.
- Entry with next best qualifying lap time, as deemed acceptable by INDYCAR.