(Photo courtesy of Vision Racing Facebook)Today it was announced that Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka will be the primary sponsor on Ed Carpenter's #20 Vision/Panther Racing Dallara in the 94th Indianapolis 500. Owned by Indiana native and professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller, Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka was launched in July of 2009.
“I've won some majors in my golf career, and there is no doubt the Indianapolis 500 is the major championship in the world of motor racing. I am very excited about our partnership with Tony, Ed and Panther Racing, and their deep ties to Indiana. I would love to add another major to my resume. Ed's resume on ovals is impressive, so we think we have a shot.” - Fuzzy Zoeller
“This is an exciting development for us. The opportunity to have Fuzzy Zoeller be part of this collaboration between Panther Racing and Vision Racing, with sponsorship from Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka really gives us the confidence we can go out and win. Fuzzy is a true champion and knows what it takes to win. I am very grateful Fuzzy and to all the many people who have come together to support this effort.” - Tony George
“It’s an honor for both myself and Panther Racing to be able to partner with a Hoosier legend like Fuzzy Zoeller and have Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka as the primary sponsor on the No.20 car. Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka has emerged as one of the fastest growing spirits on the market and now with the help of Vision Racing and a driver of Ed Carpenter’s caliber they’re going to have one of the fastest racecars in the Indianapolis 500. The opportunity we have to work with Vision and Tony George, who has been a good friend of mine for years, is extremely exciting for us – and now maybe Fuzzy can help us with our short game.” - Panther Racing CEO, John Barnes
“I’m very grateful and thankful to Fuzzy Zoeller and Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka for coming on board to make this year’s Indianapolis 500 a reality for me. It has been a very long and difficult off-season sitting on the sidelines after such a productive 2009 season and being back to the Indy 500 really means the world to me. I’m looking forward to performing competitively and representing these Indiana traditions to the best of my ability. Fuzzy has a great product and we hope to do a good job for them and make everyone proud.” - Ed Carpenter