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Select Walmart Stores near the Michigan International Speedway to host NASCAR Fan Events

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Select Walmart Stores near the Michigan International Speedway to host NASCAR Fan Events

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
August 10, 2011


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

SALINE, Mich., Aug. 10, 2011 – As Michigan prepares for the upcoming Pure Michigan 400, select Walmart stores near the Michigan International Speedway will host exclusive NASCAR fan events through its new Race Time program starting Aug.17. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy real stock car racing displays and racing simulator machines – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – Aug. 17-20 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

“We’ve found that nearly nine out of 10 NASCAR fans chose to shop at Walmart1,” said Walmart market manager Shelly Lehman. “We wanted to provide Michigan 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 W4 102.9 will be at Walmart Store #1824 in Ypsilanti broadcasting remotely on Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Participating stores near the Michigan International Speedway include:

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include Wrangler Interactive Pit Box, General Mills Cheerios Show Car, Kraft’s Oreo Ritz Nationwide Show Car, MillerCoors Miller Lite Show Car, Coca Cola 5-Seat Racing Simulator, Pepsi Max/AMP Simulator at:

Walmart Store #1824
2515 Ellsworth Road
Ypsilanti, Mich.

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include Wrangler Interactive Pit Box, General Mills Cheerios Show Car, Kraft’s Oreo Ritz Nationwide Show Car, MillerCoors Coors Light Show Car, Coca Cola 5-Seat Racing Simulator, Pepsi Max/AMP Simulator at:

Walmart Store #1809
701 Olds St.
Jonesville, Mich.

Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include Wrangler Interactive Pit Box, General Mills Cheerios Show Car, Kraft’s Oreo Ritz Nationwide Show Car, MillerCoors Miller Lite Show Car, Coca Cola 5-Seat Racing Simulator, Pepsi Max/Amp Simulator at:

Walmart Store #1836
1601 U.S. 223
Adrian, Mich.

Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include Wrangler Interactive Pit Box, General Mills Cheerios Show Car, Kraft’s Oreo Ritz Nationwide Show Car, MillerCoors Miller Lite Show Car, Coca Cola 5-Seat Racing Simulator, Pepsi Max/AMP Simulator at:

Walmart Store #5160
1700 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, Mich.

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 9,200 retail units under 69 different banners in 28 countries. With fiscal year 2011 sales of $419 billion, Walmart employs 2.1 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://walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://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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