Walmart to Host NASCAR Events in Martinsville Area Stores Starting Oct. 24 Retailer Gears Up with Racing Simulators, Authentic Race Merchandise, Race Day Savings

MARTINSVILLE, Va., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Martinsville Speedway prepares for the upcoming TUMS Fast Relief 500, select Walmart stores in the Martinsville area will offer authentic NASCAR merchandise and host exclusive fan events starting Wednesday, Oct. 24, continuing through Saturday, Oct. 27.  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. 24-27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The TUMS Fast Relief 500 is the seventh race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. This 500-lap event is part of NASCAR's 10-race playoff. In 2011, Tony Stewart took the TUMS Fast Relief 500 victory for his third career win at Martinsville Speedway and later went on to win his third NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.

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 Martinsville area include:

515 Mount Cross Road
Danville, Va.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
11 a.m.5 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Hefty Show Car Simulator, 5-hour ENERGY Show Car, Scott Products' Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Nabisco's Oreo Ritz Show Car, Kellogg's Cheez-It Simulator, MARS M&M's Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, Pennzoil No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet.

6711 North Carolina 135
Mayodan, N.C.

Thursday, Oct. 25
11 a.m.5 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Hefty Show Car Simulator, 5-hour ENERGY Show Car, Scott Products' Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Wheaties Show Car, Nabisco's Oreo Ritz Show Car, Kellogg's Cheez-It Simulator, MARS M&M's Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, Pennzoil No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet.

304 E. Arbor Lane
Eden, N.C.

Friday, Oct. 26
11 a.m.5 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Hefty Show Car Simulator, 5-hour ENERGY Show Car, Scott Products' Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Wheaties Show Car, Nabisco's Oreo Ritz Show Car, Kellogg's Cheez-It Simulator, MARS M&M's Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, Pennzoil No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet.

976 Commonwealth Blvd. E.
Martinsville, Va.

Saturday, Oct. 27
11 a.m.5 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Hefty Show Car Simulator, 5-hour ENERGY Show Car, Scott Products' Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Nabisco's Oreo Ritz Show Car, Kellogg's Cheez-It Simulator, MARS M&M's Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, Pennzoil No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet.

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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