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Walmart to Host NASCAR Events in Kansas City Stores Starting Oct. 17

October 15, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As the Kansas Speedway prepares for the upcoming Hollywood Casino 400, select Walmart stores in the Kansas City metropolitan area will offer authentic NASCAR merchandise and host exclusive fan events starting Wednesday, Oct. 17, continuing through Saturday, Oct. 20. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy stock racing car displays and racing simulator machines – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – Oct. 17-20 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., depending on the location.

In addition, Hefty’s Nationwide driver Eric McClure, 5-hour Energy’s Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer, Miller Lite’s Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski, and Pepsi MAX’s Sprint Cup driver Jeff Gordon are scheduled to make appearances at Kansas City area Walmart stores Oct. 17-19.

“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.”

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 fans 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 Kansas City metropolitan area include:

8301 N. Church Road
Kansas City, Mo.

Wednesday, Oct. 17
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Scott Products’ Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Kellogg’s Cheez-It Simulator, Keystone Light Show Truck, Coors Light Show Car, Nabisco’s Oreo Ritz Show Car, and MARS M&M’s Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display.

8551 N. Boardwalk Ave.
Kansas City, Mo.

Wednesday, Oct. 17
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Hefty’s Nationwide Driver Eric McClure will make an appearance at the Boardwalk Avenue store from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Wheaties Show Car, 5-hour ENERGY Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Miller Lite Show Car, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Budweiser Show Car, Pennzoil No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet.

395 N. K-7 Highway
Olathe, Kan.

Thursday, Oct. 18
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Kellogg’s Cheez-It Simulator, Keystone Light Show Truck, Coors Light Show Car, MARS M&M’s Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator and Hefty’s Show Car Simulator.

13600 S. Alden St.
Olathe, Kan.

Thursday, Oct. 18
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

5-hour Energy’s Sprint Cup Driver Clint Bowyer will make an appearance at the Alden Street store in Olathe from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Miller Lite’s Sprint Cup Driver Brad Keselowski will greet fans from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Wheaties Show Car, 5-hour ENERGY Show Car, Miller Lite Show Car, Pennzoil No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet, No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew, Scott Products’ Ultimate Tailgate Truck and Nabisco’s Oreo Ritz Show Car.

5000 10th Ave.
Leavenworth, Kan.

Friday, Oct. 19
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Keystone Light Show Truck, Coors Light Show Car, MARS M&M’s Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator and Hefty’s Show Car Simulator.

16100 W. 65th St.
Shawnee, Kan.

Friday, Oct. 19
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Pepsi MAX’s Sprint Cup Drive Jeff Gordon is scheduled to make a stage appearance at the Shawnee store on 65th Street beginning at 6 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the General Mills Wheaties Show Car, 5-hour ENERGY Show Car, Miller Lite Show Car, Pennzoil No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet, No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, Scott Products’ Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Kellogg’s Cheez-It Simulator, Budweiser Show Car and Nabisco’s Oreo Ritz Show Car.

10824 Parallel Parkway
Kansas City, Kan.

Saturday, Oct. 20
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Wheaties Show Car, 5-hour ENERGY Show Car, Keystone Light Show Truck, Coors Light Show Car, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet, No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Kellogg’s Cheez-It Simulator, Budweiser Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator and Nabisco’s Oreo Ritz Show Car.

12801 Kansas Ave.
Kansas City, Kan.

Saturday, Oct. 20
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Miller Lite Show Car, MARS M&M’s Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, Scott Products’ Ultimate Tailgate Truck and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger.

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 10,300 retail units under 69 different banners in 27 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of $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://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmartnewsroom. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


Source: PR Newswire