Richmond Area Walmart Stores to host NASCAR Driver Appearances, Racing Simulators, Fun for Fans Starting Sept. 4

Retailer Gears Up with Authentic Race Merchandise, Exclusive Fan Events, Race Day Savings

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 4, 2012 – As the Richmond area prepares for the upcoming Federated Auto Parts 400, select Walmart stores will offer authentic NASCAR merchandise and host exclusive fan events starting Sept. 4. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy scheduled appearances by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Cole Whitt, show car displays, and racing simulators – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – on Sept. 4-7 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., varying by location.

According to the Virginia Tourism Corp., Virginia is the only state in the nation to host four NASCAR Sprint Cup races annually, representing a $600 million economic impact for the Commonwealth.

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 Richmond area include:

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012

Displays free and open to the public include the Hellmann’s Show Car, 5-hour Energy Show Car, Scott Ultimate Tailgate Truck, M&M’s Show Car, Sim Pod and Trophy Display at:

Store #1424
671 Southpark Blvd.
Colonial Heights, Va.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Oreo Ritz Show Car, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, Wheaties Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Hefty’s Show Car Simulator, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet at: 

Store #1524
12000 Iron Bridge Road
Chester, Va.
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

Displays free and open to the public include the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, 5-hour Energy Show Car, M&M’s Show Car, and Sim Pod and Trophy Display at:

Store #2795
145 Hill Carter Parkway
Ashland, Va.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Displays free and open to the public include the Oreo Ritz Show Car, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, Wheaties Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Hefty’s Show Car Simulator, Scott Ultimate Tailgate Truck, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet at: 

Store #1523
11400 W. Broad St.
Glen Allen, Va.
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 

Displays free and open to the public include the Wheaties Show Car, Oreo Ritz Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator,M&M’s Show Car, and Sim Pod and Trophy Display at:

Store #2808
12200 Chattanooga Plaza
Midlothian, Va.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Diet Mountain Dew’s Sprint Cup Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. at 6 p.m.
Unilever's Nationwide Series Driver Cole Whitt from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Displays free and open to the public include the 5-hour Energy Show Car, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, Hefty’s Show Car Simulator, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Scott Ultimate Tailgate Truck, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet at:

Store #1525
7430 Bell Creek Road
Mechanicsville, Va.
2 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is scheduled to participate in a live Q&A stage appearance at the Mechanicsville, Va. store on 7430 Bell Creek Road at 6 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 

Displays free and open to the public include the M&M’s Show Car, and Sim Pod and Trophy Display at:

Store #2821
2410 Sheila Lane
Richmond, Va.
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

Displays free and open to the public include the Wheaties Show Car, Oreo Ritz Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, 5-hour Energy Show Car, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, Hefty’s Show Car Simulator, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Scott Ultimate Tailgate Truck, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet at: 

Store #2295
7901 Brook Road
Richmond, Va.
10 a.m. – 4 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

 

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