Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka will be the major sponsor of the three IZOD IndyCar Series races during the 2013 season that constitute the Fuzzy's Triple Crown.
A driver who sweeps the races at the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway (May 26), 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway (July 7) and 2-mile Auto Club Speedway (Oct. 19) ovals will be awarded $1 million. A driver who wins two of the three races will be awarded a $250,000 bonus.
The Fuzzy's Triple Crown renews tradition of the popular series at Indianapolis, Pocono and Ontario (Calif.) from 1971-80 and from 1981-89 at Indianapolis, Pocono and Michigan. Only four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser has won all three races in a single season, in 1978 in the Jim Hall-owned First National City Travelers Checks-sponsored car. It is a very hard feat to achieve so Fuzzy's likely won't have to ever write the $1M check. $1 million is not what it once was. The prize should be $3 million – Any driver who wins all three gets $1 million for each of the three races, $3 million in total.