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Indianapolis 500 winner Kanaan in position to win $1 million Triple Crown

Tony Kanaan holds IndyCar's version of the golden ticket.

He's driving for more than another win at Pocono Raceway — he'd move one victory closer toward earning $1 million dollars.

All Kanaan has to win at Pocono and Fontana to become the open-wheel series' Triple Crown winner. He won the first leg when he broke through for his first Indianapolis 500 victory in May.

A driver who wins two of the three can win a $250,000 bonus from promotion sponsor Fuzzy's Vodka. IndyCar ran a Triple Crown at Indianapolis, Pocono and Ontario from 1971-1980 and from 1981-1989 at Indy, Pocono and Michigan. Only Al Unser won all three races in a single season, in 1978.