"It's one of the biggest races in the world, definitely the biggest race in America," Clauson said. "We want the Americans to shine on this stage. We all want to be the American hero who wins the 500."
"I think it's shown in our performance that to this point this month, these guys have worked hard, maybe harder than anybody," he said. "Our cars seem to be pretty quick. We'll see if we can keep it up throughout the month. We feel like we've got some more to trim out of them to make them even faster."