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

April 16, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As Kansas and Missouri prepare for the upcoming STP 400, select Walmart stores will offer authentic NASCAR merchandise and host exclusive fan events starting April 18. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy real show car displays, along with driver appearances by Clint Bowyer, Brad Keselowski, Bobby Labonte, and Greg Biffle, and racing simulators – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – on April 18 – 21.

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

Kansas Speedway opened its gates for the inaugural race weekend in June 2001, running the NASCAR Winston West Series Kansas 150. With over 72,000 seats in 65 rows, the facility offers a unique ground level concourse that allows spectators to walk down 30 rows (on grade) or up 35 rows (on structure).

Legends of Racing
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Walmart is sponsoring racing legend Bill Elliott driving Walmart #50 at the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona on July 7. Bill Elliott and the Walmart #50 show car will also make appearances at select Walmart stores nationwide leading up to the race.

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 Kansas and Missouri include:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Displays free and open to the public include Bush’s Best Ultimate Tailgate Truck, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, #24 Pepsi MAX Show Car, #88 Diet Mountain Dew Show Car, Oreo Ritz Show Car, Cheez-It Simulator, Budweiser Show Car and the Miller Lite Show Car at:

Store #234
8301 N. Church Road
Kansas City, Mo.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Wheaties Show Car, 5-hour Energy Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Coors Light Show Car and Walmart’s Legends of Racing 50th Anniversary Show Car at:

Store #2857
8551 N. Boardwalk Ave.
Kansas City, Mo.
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

5-Hour Energy’s Sprint Cup Driver Clint Bowyer Appearance 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Pennzoil’s Sprint Cup Driver Brad Keselowski Appearance 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Hefty Show Car Simulator, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, 5-hour Energy Show Car, Budweiser Show Car, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Walmart’s Legends of Racing 50th Anniversary Show Car, Miller Lite Show Car and the Wheaties Show Car at:

Store #4475
395 N. K-7 Highway
Olathe, Kan.
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bush’s Sprint Cup Driver Bobby Labonte Appearance 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Displays free and open to the public include the Oreo Ritz Show Car, #24 Pepsi MAX Show Car, #88 Diet Mountain Dew Show Car, Bush’s Best Ultimate Tailgate Truck and the Cheez-It Simulator at:

Store #577
13600 S. Alden St.
Olathe, Kan.
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Displays free and open to the public include Walmart’s Legends of Racing 50th Anniversary Show Car, Wheaties Show Car, #24 Pepsi MAX Show Car, #88 Diet Mountain Dew Show Car, Hefty Show Car Simulator, and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger at:

Walmart Store #26
5000 10th Ave.
Leavenworth, Kan.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Cheez-It Simulator, Bush’s Best Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Oreo Ritz Show Car, 5-hour Energy Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Budweiser Show Car and Unilever Degree Show Car at:

Store #2855
16199 W. 65th St.
Shawnee, Kan.
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Kellogg’s Sprint Cup Driver Greg Biffle Appearance 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Displays free and open to the public include the Cheez-it Simulator, Degree Show Car, Oreo Ritz Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Hefty Show Car Simulator, 5-hour Energy Show Car, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, and Budweiser Show Car at:

Store #1151
10824 Parallel Parkway
Kansas City, Kan.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kellogg’s Sprint Cup Driver: Greg Biffle (Time: TBA)
Displays free and open to the public include Walmart’s Legends of Racing 50th Anniversary Show Car, Wheaties Show Car, #24 Pepsi MAX Show Car, #88 Diet Mountain Dew Show Car and Bush’s Best Ultimate Tailgate Truck at:

Store #486
12801 Kansas Ave.
Kansas City, Kan.
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.

SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


Source: PR Newswire

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