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Select Walmart Stores near the Pocono Raceway to host NASCAR Fan Events

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
June 1, 2011


Retailer Revs up Racing Season with Exclusive In-Store Events and Incredible Race Day Savings

LONG POND, Pa., June 1, 2011 – As the Pocono Raceway prepares for the upcoming Pocono 500 Sprint Cup Series, select Walmart stores near the Pocono Raceway will host exclusive NASCAR fan events through its new Race Time program starting June 8. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy real stock racing car displays and racing simulator machines – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – on Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We’ve found that nearly nine out of 10 NASCAR fans chose to shop at Walmart1,” said Walmart market manager Glen Spencer. “We wanted to provide Pocono 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.

Local radio station Froggy 101 will be at Walmart Store #1623 in Wilkes Barre broadcasting remotely on Thursday, June 9 from. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Participating stores near the Pocono Raceway include:

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include Mars M&M Show Car Simulator, General Mills Cheerios Show Car, Kraft’s Oreo Ritz Nationwide Show Car, Coca Cola 5-Seat Racing Simulator, Pepsi Max Simulator and Amp Tire Changer Simulator at:

Walmart Store #2252
3722 Easton Road
Easton, Pa.

Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include Mars M&M Show Car Simulator, General Mills Cheerios Show Car, Kraft’s Oreo Ritz Nationwide Show Car, Coca Cola 5-Seat Racing Simulator, Pepsi Max Simulator and Amp Tire Changer Simulator at:

Walmart Store #1623
2150 Wilkes Barre Township Marketplace
Wilkes Barre, Pa.

Friday, June 10, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include Mars M&M Show Car Simulator, General Mills Cheerios Show Car, Kraft’s Oreo Ritz Nationwide Show Car, Coca Cola 5-Seat Racing Simulator, Pepsi Max Simulator and Amp Tire Changer Simulator at:

Walmart Store #2368
355 Lincoln Ave.
East Stroudsburg, Pa.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include Mars M&M Show Car Simulator, General Mills Cheerios Show Car, Kraft’s Oreo Ritz Nationwide Show Car, Coca Cola 5-Seat Racing Simulator, Pepsi Max Simulator and Amp Tire Changer Simulator at:

Walmart Store #2365
500 Route 940
Mount Pocono, Pa.

For additional details and a complete listing of participating Walmart stores, visit Walmart.com/NASCAR.

About Walmart
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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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.

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



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