Talladega Area Walmart Stores Offer NASCAR Driver Appearances, Authentic Merchandise, Fan Events Starting May 3

Race Day Savings, Racing Simulators at Area Stores

TALLADEGA, Ala., May 1, 2012 – As the Talladega area prepares for the upcoming Aaron’s 499, select Walmart stores will offer authentic NASCAR merchandise and host exclusive fan events starting May 3. Customers are invited to attend these events with a special appearance by Bill Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr., and enjoy show car and simulator displays – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – on May 3 – 5 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., depending on the store location.

“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 Walmart market manager David Johnson. “We want to give fans affordability and accessibility, so they can enjoy race time with their families and friends.”

Legends of Racing

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Walmart is sponsoring racing legend Bill Elliott driving Walmart No. 50 at the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona on July 7. Bill Elliott and the Walmart No. 50 show car will also make appearances at select Walmart stores nationwide leading up to the race. Trent Owens will serve as crew chief of the No. 50 Walmart Chevrolet. Owens currently calls the shots for Turner Motorsports’ No. 30 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) entry and recently led the team to victory in the 2012 season-opener at Daytona International Speedway.

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 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 in Talladega area include:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Displays free and open to the public include the Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Oreo Ritz Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Racing Simulator, Miller Lite Show Car, Keystone Light Show Truck, Kingsford Ultimate Tailgate Truck, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Show Car and No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Show Car at:

Store #432
214 Haynes St.
Talladega, Ala.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include Walmart’s 50th Anniversary Show Car, Wheaties Show Car, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Coors Light Show Car, 5-Hour Energy Show Car, and Hellmann’s Show Car Simulator at:

Store #809
92 Plaza Lane
Oxford, Ala.
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Bill Elliott Appearance from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Displays free and open to the public include Walmart’s 50th Anniversary Show Car, Wheaties Show Car, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Coors Light Show Car, and Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator at:

Store #562
8551 Whitfield Ave.
Leeds, Ala.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Diet Mountain Dew’s Sprint Cup Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Stage Appearance 5:30 p.m.
Displays free and open to the public include the 5-Hour Energy Show Car, Hellmann’s Show Car Simulator, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, Oreo Ritz Show Car, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Miller Lite Show Car, Keystone Light Show Truck, Kingsford Ultimate Tailgate Truck, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Show Car and No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Show Car at:

Store #5113
165 Vaughan Lane
Pell City, Ala.
1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is scheduled to participate in a live Q&A stage appearance at the Pell City, Ala. store at 165 Vaughan Lane at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Bill Elliott Appearance from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Displays free and open to the public include the Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Oreo Ritz Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Racing Simulator, Miller Lite Show Car, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Show Car and No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Show Car at:

Store #809
92 Plaza Lane
Oxford, Ala.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include Walmart’s 50th Anniversary Show Car, Wheaties Show Car, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Coors Light Show Car and Keystone Light Show Truck, 5-Hour Energy Show Car, Budweiser Show Car, Hellmann’s Show Car Simulator, and Kingsford Ultimate Tailgate Truck at:

Store #5113
165 Vaughan Lane
Pell City, Ala.
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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

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