Walmart Stores Bring NASCAR Fan Events and Unique Race Time Experiences to Pennsylvania

Authentic Race Merchandise, Racing Simulators and Savings

Jul 31, 2012, 12:32 ET from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Pocono Raceway prepares for the upcoming Pennsylvania 400, select Walmart stores will offer authentic NASCAR merchandise and host exclusive fan events starting Aug. 2. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy show car and simulator displays– perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – Aug. 2-4 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., depending on the location.

The Pennsylvania 400 is the second of two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races held at the Pocono Raceway, the other being the Pocono 400. The Pocono Raceway, known for its triangularly shaped 2.5 mile track, debuted its first race on the Sprint Cup circuit in 1974 with Richard Petty taking the victory.  Since then, 68 total races have run at the Pocono Raceway.  Jeff Gordon and Bill Elliott are currently tied with the most wins including five victories.

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 you 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 near the Pocono Raceway include:

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

Displays free and open to the public include the M&M's Show Car, Sim Pod and Trophy Display, Oreo Ritz Show Car, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, 5-hour Energy Show Car, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Show Car, No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Show Car and Kingsford Ultimate Tailgate Truck at:

Store #2641
1091 Millcreek Road
Allentown, Pa.
10 a.m.4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Wheaties Show Car, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger and Kellogg's Cheez-It Show Car Simulator at:

Store #2252
3722 Easton Nazareth Highway
Easton, Pa.
11:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 3, 2012

Displays free and open to the public include the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Show Car, No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Show Car, Kingsford Ultimate Tailgate Truck and Hefty Show Car Simulator at:

Store #1623
2150 Wilkes Barre Township Marketplace
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
10 a.m.4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Kellogg's Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, Wheaties Show Car, Oreo Ritz Show Car, M&M's Show Car, Sim Pod and Trophy Display, 5-hour Energy Show Car and Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator at:

Store #1884
900 Commerce Blvd.
Dickson City, Pa.
11:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012

Displays free and open to the public include the M&M's Show Car, Sim Pod and Trophy Display, Wheaties Show Car, Kellogg's Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Show Car, No.88 Diet Mountain Dew Show Car and 5-hour Energy Show Car at:

Store #2368
355 Lincoln Ave.
East Stroudsburg, Pa.
10 a.m.4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Oreo Ritz Show Car, Hefty Show Car Simulator and Kingsford Ultimate Tailgate Truck at:

Store #2365
3271 Route 940
Mount Pocono, Pa.
11:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.

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 10,130 retail units under 69 different banners in 27 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444 billion, Walmart employs more than 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://walmartstores.com, and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

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