Select Walmart Stores near the Michigan International Speedway to host NASCAR Fan Events

Retailer Revs up Racing Season with Exclusive In-Store Events and Incredible Race Day Savings

SALINE, Mich., June 8, 2011 – As Michigan prepares for the upcoming Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, select Walmart stores near the Michigan International Speedway will host exclusive NASCAR fan events through its new Race Time program starting June 15. 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 June 15 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and June 16-18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We’ve found that nearly nine out of 10 NASCAR fans chose to shop at Walmart1,” said Walmart market manager Shelly Lehman. “We wanted to provide Michigan 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 and storefronts, 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.

Local radio station W4 102.9 will be at Walmart Store #5472 in Saline broadcasting remotely on Wednesday, June 15 from. 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Participating stores near the Michigan International Speedway include:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include Mars M&M Show Car Simulator, General Mills Cheerios Show Car, Kraft’s Oreo Ritz Nationwide Show Car, MillerCoors Miller Lite Show Car, Coca Cola 5-Seat Racing Simulator, Pepsi Max Simulator and Frito Lay Simulator at:

Walmart Store #5472
7000 E. Michigan Ave.
Saline, Mich.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include Mars M&M Show Car Simulator, General Mills Cheerios Show Car, Kraft’s Oreo Ritz Nationwide Show Car, Hefty Show Car Simulator, MillerCoors Coors Light Show Car, Coca Cola 5-Seat Racing Simulator, Pepsi Max Simulator and Frito Lay Simulator at:

Walmart Store #1809
701 Olds St.
Jonesville, Mich.

Friday, June 17, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include Mars M&M Show Car Simulator, General Mills Cheerios Show Car, Kraft’s Oreo Ritz Nationwide Show Car, Hefty Show Car Simulator, MillerCoors Miller Lite Show Car, Coca Cola 5-Seat Racing Simulator, Pepsi Max Simulator and Frito Lay Simulator at:

Walmart Store #1836
1601 U.S. 223
Adrian, Mich.

Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include Mars M&M Show Car Simulator, General Mills Cheerios Show Car, Kraft’s Oreo Ritz Nationwide Show Car, Hefty Show Car Simulator, MillerCoors Miller Lite Show Car, Coca Cola 5-Seat Racing Simulator, Pepsi Max Simulator and Frito Lay Simulator at:

Walmart Store #5160
1700 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, Mich.

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.

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1Experian Consumer Research, Simmons National Consumer Survey, Fall 2009