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

 Authentic Race Merchandise, Racing Simulators and Savings

MARTINSVILLE, Va., March 23, 2012 – As Martinsville prepares for the upcoming Goody’s Fast Relief 500, select Walmart stores will offer authentic NASCAR merchandise and host exclusive fan events starting March 28. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy real stock racing car displays, a special appearance by Miss Coors Light, and racing simulator machines – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – on March 28 - 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Walmart is the champion of the racing fan, and we are committed to providing customers with savings on authentic merchandise, as well as unique race time experiences,” said Gregory Bradley, market manager, Walmart. “We want to give fans affordability and accessibility, so they can enjoy race time with their families and friends.”

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 Martinsville Speedway include:

Wednesday, March 28

Events free and open to the public include the Hefty show car simulator, 5-Hour Energy show car, Walmart’s 50th Anniversary show car, Coca-Cola 2-seat simulator, General Mills Wheaties show car, Oreo Ritz show car and Kellogg’s Cheez-It simulator at:

Store #1465
515 Mount Cross Road
Danville, Va.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, March 29

Events free and open to the public include the Hefty show car simulator, 5-Hour Energy show car, Walmart’s 50th Anniversary show car, Coca-Cola 2-seat simulator, General Mills Wheaties show car, Oreo Ritz show car, Kellogg’s Cheez-It simulator, Pepsi #24 and #88 show cars, simulators and inflatables, and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger at:

Store #3305
6711 North Carolina 135
Mayodan, N.C.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, March 30

Events free and open to the public include the Hefty show car simulator, 5-Hour Energy show car, Walmart’s 50th Anniversary show car, Coca-Cola 2-seat simulator, General Mills Wheaties show car, Oreo Ritz show car, Kellogg’s Cheez-It simulator, Pepsi #24 and #88 show cars, simulators and inflatables, and Pennzoil No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger at:

Store #1558
304 E. Arbor Lane
Eden, N.C.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 31

Miss Coors Light appearance from 4 p.m - 5 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include the Hefty show car simulator, 5-Hour Energy show car, Walmart’s 50th Anniversary show car, Coca-Cola 2-seat simulator, General Mills Wheaties show car, Oreo Ritz show car, Kellogg’s Cheez-It simulator, Pepsi #24 and #88 show cars, simulators and inflatables, and Pennzoil No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger at:

Store #1243
976 Commonwealth Blvd. E.
Martinsville, Va.
11 a.m. to 5 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 10,000 retail units under 69 different banners in 27 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444 billion, Walmart employs 2.2 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.