Select Walmart Stores in Texas to Host NASCAR Driver Appearances, Racing Simulators and More

Retailer Revs up with Exclusive In-Store Events, Driver Appearances and Incredible Race Day Savings

Mar 30, 2011, 12:17 ET from Walmart

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BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Texas prepares for the upcoming Samsung Mobile 500, select Walmart stores in the area will host exclusive NASCAR fan events through its new Race Time program starting April 5, 2011. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy real stock racing car displays, special appearances by Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick and racing simulator machines – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR.

"We've found that nearly nine out of ten NASCAR fans chose to shop at Walmart," said Tim Ross, Walmart Local Market Manager. "We wanted to provide Texas 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 Texas include:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 11am - 5pm

Events free and open to the public include the Kraft Oreo Ritz Show Car, Budweiser Show Car, Pepsi Max/Amp Simulator and General Mills Cheerios Show Car at:

Walmart Store #2980:

8520 N. Beach Street

Ft. Worth, Texas


Wednesday, April 6, 2011 11am - 5pm

Events free and open to the public include the Mars M&M Show Car Simulator, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Kraft Oreo Ritz Show Car, Budweiser Show Car, Pepsi Max/Amp Simulator, Coca-Cola 5-Seat Racing Simulator and General Mills Cheerios Show Car at:

Walmart Store # 807:

6401 North East Loop 820

North Richland Hill, Texas


Thursday, April 7, 2011 11am - 5pm: NASCAR Driver Kyle Busch will be signing 300 autographs starting at 10am

Events free and open to the public include the Mars M&M Show Car Simulator, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Kraft Oreo Ritz Show Car, Budweiser Show Car, Pepsi Max/Amp Simulator, Coca-Cola 5-Seat Racing Simulator and General Mills Cheerios Show Car at:

Walmart Store #5316:

1401 North Saginaw Boulevard

Saginaw, Texas


Friday, April 8, 2011 12pm - 6pm

Events free and open to the public include the Mars M&M Show Car Simulator and Trailer, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Kraft Oreo Ritz Show Car, Budweiser Show Car, Pepsi Max/Amp Simulator, Coca-Cola 5-Seat Racing Simulator and General Mills Cheerios Show Car and Trailer at:

Walmart Store #5247:

1228 North Highway 377

Roanoke, Texas



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

About Walmart

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.

Ed. Note: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the legal trade name of the corporation. The name "Walmart," expressed as one word and without punctuation, is a trademark of the company and is used analogously to describe the company and its stores. Use the trade name when it is necessary to identify the legal entity, such as when reporting financial results, litigation or corporate governance.

* Experian Consumer Research, Simmons National Consumer Survey, Fall 2009

SOURCE Walmart



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