Walmart Stores Bring NASCAR Fan Events and Unique Race Time Experiences to Chicago

Race Day Savings, Racing Simulators at Area Stores  

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2012 – As Chicago prepares for the upcoming GEICO 400, select Walmart stores will offer authentic NASCAR merchandise and host exclusive fan events starting Sept. 13. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy show car and simulator displays– perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – Sept. 13-15 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., depending on the location.

“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 Walmart market manager Paul Feiden. “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 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 near the Chicagoland Speedway include:

Thursday, Sept. 13

Events free and open to the public include the Scott Products Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Budweiser Show Car, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Coors Light Show Car, Wheaties Show Car and Oreo Ritz Show Car at:

Store #844
333 E. U.S. Route 6
Morris, Ill.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Events free and open to the public include the Hellmann’s Show Car Simulator, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet, No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, 5-hour Energy Show Car, M&M’s Show Car, Sim Pod and Trophy Display, Miller Lite Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator and Shell-Pennzoil No. 22 Dodge Charger at:

Store #3790
16241 S. Farrell Road
Lockport, Ill.
11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m

Friday, Sept. 14
Events free and open to the public include the Scott Products Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Budweiser Show Car, M&M’s Show Car, Sim Pod and Trophy Display, Coors Light Show Car, Wheaties Show Car and Oreo Ritz Show Car at:

Store #3790
16241 S. Farrell Road
Lockport, Ill.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Events free and open to the public include the Hefty Show Car Simulator, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet, No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, 5-hour Energy Show Car, Hellmann’s Show Car Simulator, Miller Lite Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator and Shell-Pennzoil No. 22 Dodge Charger at:

Store #1256
2424 W. Jefferson
Joliet, Ill.
11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Saturday, Sept. 15

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

Store #4529
501 E. Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, Ill.
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Events free and open to the public include the Oreo Ritz Show Car, Coors Light Show Car, M&M’s Show Car, Sim Pod and Trophy Display, Budweiser Show Car, Hefty Show Car Simulator and Wheaties Show Car at:

Store #1256
2424 W. Jefferson
Joliet, Ill.
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 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

 

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