Walmart Offers $99 Walmart Family Track Pack, NASCAR Driver Appearances and Events for Racing Fans in Atlanta
Topics: AdvoCare 500
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
August 17, 2011
Retailer Revs up NASCAR Season with Exclusive In-Store Events and Incredible Race Day Savings
ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 17, 2011 – As the Atlanta area prepares for the upcoming AdvoCare 500 on Sept. 4, 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 AdvoCare 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 ten NASCAR fans chose to shop at Walmart1 ,” said Larry Leverette, Walmart market manager. “We wanted to provide Atlanta 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 Aug. 31, select Walmart stores in the Atlanta area will host NASCAR fan events featuring special appearances by Kyle Busch and Eric McClure, real stock car racing displays, and racing simulator machines – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR.
Local radio station WYAY-FM will be at Walmart Store #3201 in McDonough broadcasting remotely on Friday, Sept. 2 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
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 in Atlanta area include:
Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include the Cheerios show car, M&M show car simulator, Oreo Ritz show car, Coca-Cola 5-seat racing simulator, and Pepsi Max/AMP racing simulator at:
Walmart Store #5709
4949 Bill Gardner Pkwy.
Locust Grove, Ga.
Thursday, Sept. 1 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include the Hefty show car simulator, M&M show car simulator, Cheerios show car, Oreo Ritz show car, Coca-Cola 5-seat racing simulator, and Pepsi Max/AMP racing simulator. M&M’s Mars Sprint Cup Driver Kyle Busch is scheduled to appear from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at:
Walmart Store #932
1569 North Expressway
Friday, Sept. 2 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include the Hefty show car simulator, M&M show car simulator, Cheerios show car, Oreo Ritz show car, Coca-Cola 5-seat racing simulator, and Pepsi Max/AMP racing simulator. Hefty’s Nationwide Driver Eric McClure is scheduled to appear from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at:
Walmart Store #3201
135 Willow Lane
Saturday, Sept. 3 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Events free and open to the public include the Hefty show car simulator, Cheerios show car, Oreo Ritz show car, Coca-Cola 5-seat racing simulator, and Pepsi Max/AMP racing simulator at:
Walmart Store #5363
11465 Tara Blvd.
For additional details and a complete listing of participating Walmart stores, visit Walmart.com/NASCAR.
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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1Experian Consumer Research, Simmons National Consumer Survey, Fall 2009
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