BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Martinsville prepares for the upcoming Goody's Fast Relief 500, select Walmart stores in the Martinsville area will host exclusive NASCAR fan events through its new Race Time program starting March 30. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy real stock racing car displays and racing simulator machines – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
"We've found that nearly nine out of 10 NASCAR fans chose to shop at Walmart(1)," said Walmart market manager Gregory Bradley, "We wanted to provide Martinsville race fans with unique Race Time experiences and unbelievable savings on NASCAR merchandise that you can only find at Walmart."
Race Time at Walmart
In addition to the fan events happening in Walmart parking lots, Walmart stores will feature incredible prices on NASCAR merchandise during the racing season such as T-shirts, racing flags, and tailgating food and beverages with even more selection of exclusive product on Walmart.com/NASCAR.
Participating stores in Martinsville include:
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 12pm – 6pm
Walmart Store #1465
515 Mount Cross Road
Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 12pm – 6pm
Walmart Store #3305
6711 North Carolina Highway 135
Friday, April 1, 2011 from 11am – 5pm
Walmart Store #1558
304 East Arbor Lane
Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 11am – 5pm
Walmart Store #1243
976 Commonwealth Blvd.
For additional details and a complete listing of participating Walmart stores, visit Walmart.com/NASCAR.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) or "Walmart," serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,800 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. A leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranked first among retailers in Fortune Magazine's 2010 Most Admired Companies survey. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/Walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.
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(1) Experian Consumer Research, Simmons National Consumer Survey, Fall 2009