CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NASCAR fans in North Carolina can save on tickets to the upcoming Coca-Cola 600 on May 27 with the Walmart Family Track Pack. The $99 package gives families four race tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and one program – a total savings of more than $100.
"We are making races affordable and accessible for fans," said Rand Waddoups, senior director, Entertainment Properties and Brands, Walmart. "The Walmart Family Track Pack is a great value that gives local fans a way to take their whole family to the track together."
The Walmart Family Track Pack is available online at www.walmart.com/NASCAR and in Ticketmaster kiosks in select stores.
Legends of Racing
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Walmart is sponsoring racing legend Bill Elliott driving Walmart #50 at the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona on July 7. Bill Elliott and the Walmart #50 show car will also make appearances at select Walmart stores nationwide leading up to the race.
Through the Legends of Racing online engagement, fans have the opportunity to share their memories and voice their opinions about the top moments in NASCAR history, as well as vote on Bill Elliott's uniform and helmet design.
Fans can vote online at Walmart.com/NASCAR from March 28 - May 14.
Race Time 2012 at Walmart
In addition to the race ticket package, Walmart's Race Time 2012 program gives fans authentic NASCAR merchandise and unique fan events at stores.
Beginning May 23, select Walmart stores in the Charlotte area will host NASCAR fan events featuring real stock racing car displays and racing simulator machines – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR.
The Concord Walmart, located within five miles of Charlotte Motor Speedway, will again host Race Time events in-store.
"With Walmart and NASCAR teaming up, both longtime fans and those new to NASCAR had the opportunity to experience something they may not have been able to otherwise," said Eric Bonham, store manager of the Concord Walmart. "Our associates had fun with the popular Race Time events last year, and with the track nearby, it's really something fans can get excited about."
Additionally, Walmart stores will feature savings on authentic NASCAR merchandise such as T-shirts and racing flags, with even more items available on Walmart.com/NASCAR.
Participating stores in the Charlotte area include:
169 Norman Station Blvd.
Mooresville, N.C. 28117
2420 Supercenter Drive N.E.
Kannapolis, N.C. 28083
323 S. Arlington St.
Salisbury, N.C. 28144
7735 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, N.C. 28262
150 Concord Commons
Concord, N.C. 28027
5825 Thunder Road N.W.
Concord, N.C. 28027
For additional details and a complete listing of participating Walmart stores, visit Walmart.com/NASCAR.
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