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

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Walmart Stores Bring NASCAR Driver Appearances, Fan Events and Unique Race Time Experiences to Talladega Area15:53 EDT Wednesday, October 03, 2012Authentic Race Merchandise, Racing Simulators and SavingsTALLADEGA, Ala., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As Talladega prepares for the upcoming Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500, select Walmart stores will offer authentic NASCAR merchandise and host exclusive fan events starting Oct. 4. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy special appearances by Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer and Bobby Labonte, along with show car and simulator displays? perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR ? on Oct. 4-6 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., varying by location. "We are particularly appreciative to and grateful for the commitment that Walmart and NASCAR have made to our area for the races held in Talladega," said Mack Ferguson, executive director of the Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce. "Not only can many fans participate in a more cost-friendly event, but they are afforded more disposable income to make an economic impact on the businesses surrounding the area."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, Oct. 4, 2012Displays free and open to the public include the Wheaties Show Car, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Oreo Ritz Show Car, 5-hour Energy Show Car, Coors Light Show Car, and Kingsford Ultimate Tailgate Truck at:Store #432 214 Haynes St. Talladega, Ala. 10 a.m. ? 4 p.m.Coca-Cola's Bobby Labonte Driver Appearance from 5 p.m. ? 6:30 p.m. Displays free and open to the public include the Miller Lite Show Car, Keystone Light Show Truck, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Racing Simulator, M&M's Show Car, Sim Pod and Trophy Display, No. 24 Pepsi MAX show car and No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew show car at:Store #5113 165 Vaughan Lane Pell City, Ala. 12:30 p.m. ? 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012Displays free and open to the public include the Degree Show Car Simulator, M&M's Show Car, Sim Pod and Trophy Display, Miller Lite Show Car, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, No. 24 Pepsi MAX show car and No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew show car at:Store #562 8551 Whitfield Ave. Leeds, Ala. 10 a.m. ? 4 p.m.Coca-Cola's Greg Biffle Driver Appearance from 5 p.m. ? 6:30 p.m. Displays free and open to the public include the Oreo Ritz Show Car, 5-Hour Energy Show Car, Wheaties Show Car, Budweiser Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Coors Light Show Car, Keystone Light Show Truck, Kingsford Ultimate Tailgate Truck and No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger at:Store #809 92 Plaza Lane Oxford, Ala. 11:30 a.m. ? 5:30 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012Displays free and open to the public include the Miller Lite Show Car, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, M&M's Show Car, Sim Pod and Trophy Display, Degree Show Car Simulator, No. 24 Pepsi MAX show car and No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew show car at:Store #809 92 Plaza Lane Oxford, Ala. 10 a.m. ? 4 p.m.5-hour ENERGY's Clint Bowyer Driver Appearance from 4 p.m. ? 5:30 p.m. Displays free and open to the public include the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Coors Light Show Car, Keystone Light Show Truck, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Wheaties Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, 5-Hour Energy Show Car, Budweiser Show Car, Oreo Ritz Show Car 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. 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.For further information: Katie Johnston, Mitchell Communications Group, +1-225-715-5480