Indiana based Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka has announced they are sponsoring the revival of Indycar’s Triple Crown. If a driver can win the Indianapolis 500 Mile race, Pocono Indycar 400 and the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway, that driver is set to take home a $1,000,000 bonus from Fuzzy’s. If a driver can take two of the three events, the prize is $250,000. Fuzzy’s has previously been committed to the Indycar series as the official Vodka of Indycar and sponsor of Ed Carpenter’s racing efforts. The expansion of Fuzzy’s Indycar backing along with the return of the Triple Crown hopefully mark a turning of the corner, so to speak, as increased quality of racing brings the series back to prominence.
Fuzzy’s CEO, Professional Golfer, Indiana native and Indycar fan Fuzzy Zoeller opined on the topic; “Imagine winning at Augusta, Oakmont and Pebble Beach in the same year. Now imagine doing it at 220 mph. Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka is honored to present the return of the INDYCAR Triple Crown for 2013. We’ve increased our involvement with INDYCAR every year and now we are really going to hit it long. It’s a return to tradition with the Triple Crown. It’s an opportunity for a driver to join Al Unser in accomplishing this amazing feat of winning three big oval races in the same season. And you thought making a six-foot putt for birdie was tough.”
When asked about the subject, Al Unser, the only driver to ever win Indycar’s Triple Crown said ” To operate well all day and win one race in the Triple Crown is an achievement for a driver and a team. To win a race of that distance you have to almost be perfect to beat the competition. To win all three, the circumstances for the team, crew and driver are almost impossible to achieve. But fortunately we did it and we’re in the record books and why people still ask me about the 1978 season today. I am happy to see the Triple Crown back. The Triple Crown is part of Indy car heritage, it’s good for the fans, it’s good for the teams, and good for the sponsors and it sure gives the drivers some long races to show off their skills.”