Texas Walmart Stores Offer NASCAR Driver Appearances, Fan Events Starting Oct. 31 Race Day Savings, Racing Simulators at Area Stores

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Texas Motor Speedway prepares for the upcoming AAA Texas 500, select Walmart stores in the area will offer authentic NASCAR merchandise and host exclusive fan events starting Wednesday, Oct. 31, continuing through Saturday, Nov. 3.  Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy stock racing car displays and racing simulator machines – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – Oct. 31 - Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., depending on the location. 

In addition, Hefty's Nationwide driver Eric McClure, Miller Lite's Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski, Coca-Cola's Elliott Sadler and Kellogg's Trevor Bayne are scheduled to make appearances at Fort Worth area Walmart stores Nov. 1. 5-hour Energy's Michael Waltrip is scheduled to make an appearance at the N. Beach St. Walmart in Fort Worth Nov. 3.

"Walmart is the champion of the racing fan, and we are committed to providing customers with savings on authentic merchandise, as well as unique race time experiences," said Tim Ross, Walmart market manager. "We want to give fans affordability and accessibility, so they can enjoy race time with their families and friends."

Race Time at Walmart
In addition to the fan events happening in Walmart parking lots, area Walmart stores will feature savings on all the food and snacks fans need to enjoy the race, plus authentic NASCAR merchandise such as T-shirts and racing flags, with an even bigger selection of exclusive products available at Walmart.com/NASCAR.

Participating stores in the Fort Worth metropolitan area include:

801 W. Main Street
Lewisville, Texas

Wednesday, Oct. 31
10 a.m.4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Hefty Show Car Simulator, Hellmann's Show Car Simulator, Degree Show Car Simulator, Cheez-It Simulator, and the M&M's Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display.

1515 South Loop 288
Denton, Texas

Wednesday, Oct. 31
11:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Wheaties Show Car, 5-hour ENERGY Show Car, Bush's Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Oreo Ritz Show Car, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet.

4101 Highway 121
Bedford, Texas

Thursday, Nov. 1
10 a.m.4 p.m.

Coca-Cola's Elliott Sadler will make an appearance at the Bedford store at 2 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the 5-hour ENERGY Show Car, Bush's Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Hellmann's Show Car Simulator, Oreo Ritz Show Car, M&M's Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, and the Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator.

1601 W. State Highway 114
Grapevine, Texas

Thursday, Nov. 1
11:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.

Hefty's Nationwide Driver Eric McClure will make an appearance at the Grapevine store beginning at 1 p.m. Kellogg's Trevor Bayne will make an appearance starting at 3 p.m. Miller Lite's Sprint Cup Driver Brad Keselowski will greet fans at 3:30 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Wheaties Show Car, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet, No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, Cheez-It Simulator, Degree Show Car Simulator, and the Hefty Show Car Simulator.

1732 Precinct Line Road
Hurst, Texas

Friday, Nov. 2
10 a.m.4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Hefty Show Car Simulator, Hellmann's Show Car Simulator, Degree Show Car Simulator, Oreo Ritz Show Car, and the M&M's Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display.

1401 N. Saginaw Blvd.
Saginaw, Texas

Friday, Nov. 2
11:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Wheaties Show Car, 5-hour ENERGY Show Car, Bush's Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Cheez-It Simulator, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet.

1228 North Highway 377
Roanoke, Texas

Saturday, Nov. 3
10 a.m.4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Wheaties Show Car, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet, No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, Hefty's Show Car Simulator, Bush's Ultimate Tailgate Truck, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Cheez-It Simulator, Hellmann's Show Car Simulator and the Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator.

8520 North Beach Street
Fort Worth, Texas

Saturday, Nov. 3
11:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.

5-hour ENERGY's Michael Waltrip will make an appearance beginning at noon.

Displays free and open to the public include the 5-hour ENERGY Show Car, Oreo Ritz Show Car, and the M&M's Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display.

For additional details and a complete listing of participating Walmart stores, visit Walmart.com/NASCAR.

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at over 10,300 retail units under 69 different banners in 27 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of $444 billion, Walmart employs 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmartnewsroom. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com

SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.



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