Retailer Offers Exclusive Discount Ticket and Food Package to Pocono 500 Sprint Cup Series Race with Savings of Nearly $1001 per Family
WILKES BARRE, Pa., May 20, 2011 – As the Pocono Raceway prepares for the upcoming Pocono 500 Sprint Cup Series race on June 12, Walmart is giving racing fans more reason to get excited with its new Race Time program. Walmart customers and NASCAR fans can purchase the Walmart Family Track Pack available exclusively through Walmart.com/NASCAR for the Pocono 500. The discount ticket package includes four race tickets, four hot dogs, four beverages and one race program for just $99, a savings of nearly $100 for a family of four.
“We’ve found that nearly nine out of 10 NASCAR fans chose to shop at Walmart2,” said Walmart market manager Glen Spencer, “We wanted to provide Pocono race fans with unbelievable savings on NASCAR tickets and merchandise and unique Race Time experiences that you can only find at Walmart.”
Race Time at Walmart
Beginning June 8, select Walmart stores near the Pocono Raceway will host NASCAR fan events featuring real stock racing car displays and racing simulator machines – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR.
Additionally, Walmart stores will feature incredible prices on NASCAR merchandise 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 Pocono Raceway include:
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Walmart Store #2252
3722 Easton Road
Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Walmart Store #1623
2150 Wilkes Barre Township
Wilkes Barre, Pa.
Friday, June 10, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Walmart Store #2368
355 Lincoln Ave.
East Stroudsburg, Pa.
Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Walmart Store #2365
500 Pennsylvania 940
Mount Pocono, Pa.
For additional details and a complete listing of participating Walmart stores, visit Walmart.com/NASCAR.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) or “Walmart,” serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,800 retail units under 59 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. A leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranked first among retailers in Fortune Magazine’s 2010 Most Admired Companies survey. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/Walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.
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1Ticket packages are limited per market and available through Walmart.com/NASCAR while
2Experian Consumer Research, Simmons National Consumer Survey, Fall 2009