Walmart Stores Bring NASCAR Driver Appearances, Fan Events and Unique Race Time Experiences to Charlotte

Authentic Race Merchandise, Racing Simulators and Savings

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 14, 2012 – As the Charlotte area prepares for the upcoming All-Star Race, select Walmart stores will offer authentic NASCAR merchandise and host exclusive fan events starting May 15. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy real show cars, special appearances by Trevor Bayne and Jeff Burton, and racing simulators– perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – on May 15-18 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., depending on the 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 Cruse. “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 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 the Charlotte area include:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Displays free and open to the public include Walmart’s 50th Anniversary Show Car, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Oreo Ritz Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Racing Simulator, Scott Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Hellmann’s Show Car Simulator, 5-hour Energy Show Car, M&M’s Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Wheaties Show Car, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Show Car and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Show Car at:

Store #1156
169 Norman Station Blvd.
Mooresville, N.C.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Displays free and open to the public include Walmart’s 50th Anniversary Show Car, 5-hour Energy Show Car, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Oreo Ritz Show Car, and Coca-Cola 2-Seat Racing Simulator at:

Store #2005
2420 Supercenter Drive N.E.
Kannapolis, N.C.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Scott Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Hellmann’s Show Car Simulator, M&M’s Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Wheaties Show Car, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Show Car and No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Show Car at:

Store #1552
323 S. Arlington St.
Salisbury, N.C.
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Jeff Burton appearance from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Displays free and open to the public include Walmart’s 50th Anniversary Show Car, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, Hefty Show Car Simulator, 5-hour Energy Show Car, M&M’s Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, and Wheaties Show Car at:

Store #2134
7735 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, N.C.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Trevor Bayne appearance from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Displays free and open to the public include the Oreo Ritz Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Racing Simulator, Scott Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Hellmann’s Show Car Simulator, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Show Car and No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Show Car at:

Store #1027
150 Concord Commons
Concord, N.C.
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Friday, May 18, 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, 5-hour Energy Show Car, Hellmann’s Show Car Simulator, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Show Car and No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Show Car at:

Store #4574
5825 Thunder Road N.W.
Concord, N.C.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Scott Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Walmart’s 50th Anniversary Show Car, M&M’s Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, and Wheaties Show Car at:

Store #1027
150 Concord Commons
Concord, N.C.
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 10,000 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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