‘Fuzzy’s Triple Crown’ Trophy Unveiled; MAVTV 500 Included in Quest For $1 Million

Auto Club Speedway to host INDYCAR’s Triple Crown Oct. 19

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (May 16, 2013) – Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka unveiled the “Fuzzy’s Triple Crown” Trophy today in a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  And then the attendees heard about the importance of the “Fuzzy’s Triple Crown” – which includes a stop at Auto Club Speedway in October.

Last December, Fuzzy’s was named the major sponsor for the 2013 “Triple Crown“ in the IZOD IndyCar Series featuring the Indianapolis 500 (May 26), Pocono IndyCar 400 (July 7) and the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championship race at Auto Club Speedway (October 19).  Known as the “Fuzzy’s Triple Crown,” the three-race oval track set will award a $1 million payout to the driver who wins all three prestigious events in 2013.  The three famed oval races renew the tradition of the popular “Triple Crown” from the 1970s and 1980s INDYCAR competition.

In addition to the $1 million bonus, a driver who wins two of the three races will receive $250,000 from Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka.

In addition to the trophy unveiling Thursday, INDYCAR driver Ed Carpenter who won the 2012 MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway last September discussed the quest of the $1 million bonus and the challenges associated with claiming the unique prize.

“Just the preparation of a car and a team to win here at Indianapolis is so difficult,” said Carpenter, the only team owner/driver in the IZOD IndyCar Series. “To win two 500-miler and a 400-miler, you have to have things just right and you have to have things go just right for you.  But that is what makes the challenge so special in the ‘Fuzzy’s Triple Crown.”

To see the final leg of the “Fuzzy’s Triple Crown” on October 19, call 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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