Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka to Sponsor INDYCAR ‘Triple Crown’

MAVTV 500 part of “Fuzzy’s Triple Crown”

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif.  –  (Dec. 5, 2012) – The IZOD IndyCar Series announced that Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka will be the major sponsor for the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series “Triple Crown,” featuring the season finale at Auto Club Speedway – the MAVTV 500 – on Oct. 19.  The two other races making up the “Triple Crown” include the Indianapolis 500 and the Pocono INDYCAR 400.
 
Known as the “Fuzzy’s Triple Crown,” the three-race oval track set will award a $1 million payout to any driver who can win all three prestigious events. A driver that wins two of the three races will be awarded a $250,000 bonus from Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka.

Fuzzy’s Vodka already serves as title sponsor for Victory Lane – Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka 19th Hole Victory Lane – at Auto Club Speedway as well as the primary sponsor for Ed Carpenter Racing. Carpenter drives the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet-powered car which won the season finale MAVTV 500 at the Auto Club Speedway on Sept. 15. 
 
“Imagine winning at Augusta, Oakmont and Pebble Beach in the same year,” said Indiana golf legend Fuzzy Zoeller, namesake of Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka and two-time major winner on the PGA Tour. “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.”
 
The “Fuzzy’s Triple Crown” will be contested at the world’s most prestigious racing facility, the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the 2.5-mile “tricky triangle” track, Pocono Raceway, and the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., as the three famed oval races renew the tradition of the popular “Triple Crown” from the 1970s and 1980s INDYCAR competition.
 
The 2013 “Fuzzy’s Triple Crown” events take place at Indianapolis May 26, Pocono July 7 and Fontana October 19. INDYCAR racing returns to Pocono Raceway for the first time since 1989.
 
To purchase tickets to the INDYCAR season finale or for information on the Auto Club Speedway and its other events, call Auto Club Speedway at (800) 944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com or visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office.



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About Auto Club Speedway:  Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, California, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend in March and the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships Finale weekend in October.  The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the INDYCAR and NASCAR circuits.  The Speedway is also home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com .  For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway.

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