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Select Walmart Stores Near the Chicagoland Speedway to Host NASCAR Fan Events

September 8, 2011

CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — As Chicago prepares for the upcoming GEICO 400, select Walmart stores near the Chicagoland Speedway will host exclusive NASCAR fan events through its new Race Time program starting Sept. 14. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy real stock car racing displays and racing simulator machines – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – Sept. 14, 15 and 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

“We’ve found that nearly nine out of 10 NASCAR fans chose to shop at Walmart(1),” said Walmart market manager Paul Feiden. “We wanted to provide Chicago race fans with unique Race Time experiences and unbelievable savings on NASCAR merchandise that you can only find at Walmart.”

Race Time at Walmart
In addition to the fan events happening in Walmart parking lots and storefronts, Walmart stores will feature incredible prices on NASCAR merchandise during the racing season such as T-shirts, racing flags, and tailgating food and beverages with even more selection of exclusive product on Walmart.com/NASCAR.

Participating stores near the Chicagoland Speedway include:

Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include the Wrangler Interactive Pit Box, General Mills Cheerios show car, Kraft’s Oreo Ritz show car, Keystone Light Camaro, Pepsi Max/AMP racing simulator, and Coca-Cola 5-seat racing simulator at:

Walmart Store #1556
9265 159th St.
Orland Hills, Ill.

Thursday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include the Wrangler Interactive Pit Box, General Mills Cheerios show car, Hefty Black Out show car simulator, Kraft’s Oreo Ritz show car, Keystone Light show truck, Pepsi Max/AMP racing simulator, and Coca-Cola 5-seat racing simulator at:

Walmart Store #3790
16241 S. Farrell Road
Lockport, Ill.

Friday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include the Wrangler Interactive Pit Box, General Mills Cheerios show car, Hefty Black Out show car simulator, Kraft’s Oreo Ritz show car, Miller Lite show car, Pepsi Max/AMP racing simulator, and Coca-Cola 5-seat racing simulator at:

Walmart Store #4529
501 E. Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, Ill.

Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include the Mars M&M show car simulator, Wrangler Interactive Pit Box, General Mills Cheerios show car, Hefty Black Out show car simulator, Kraft’s Oreo Ritz show car, Coors Light show car, Pepsi Max/AMP racing simulator, and Coca-Cola 5-seat racing simulator at:

Walmart Store #1256
2424 W. Jefferson
Joliet, Ill.

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 9,200 retail units under 69 different banners in 28 countries. With fiscal year 2011 sales of $419 billion, Walmart employs 2.1 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 Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

Ed. Note: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the legal trade name of the corporation. The name “Walmart,” expressed as one word and without punctuation, is a trademark of the company and is used analogously to describe the company and its stores. Use the trade name when it is necessary to identify the legal entity, such as when reporting financial results, litigation or corporate governance.

(1) Experian Consumer Research, Simmons National Consumer Survey, Fall 2009

SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


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