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Tri-Cities Walmart Stores to host NASCAR Driver Appearances, Racing Simulators, Fun for Fans Starting Aug. 21

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Walmart Stock Car Racing Topics:  Irwin Tools Night Race

Tri-Cities Walmart Stores to host NASCAR Driver Appearances, Racing Simulators, Fun for Fans Starting Aug. 21

Walmart
August 20, 2012


Retailer Gears Up with Authentic Race Merchandise, Exclusive Fan Events, Race Day Savings, Racing Simulators at Area Stores  

 

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 20, 2012 – As the Tri-Cities prepare for the upcoming Irwin Tools Night Race, select Walmart stores will offer authentic NASCAR merchandise and host exclusive fan events starting Aug. 21. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy special appearances by Brad Keselowski and Eric McClure along with show car and simulator displays– perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – on Aug. 21-24 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., varying by 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 Jon Tunnell. “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 in the Tri-Cities include:

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012

Displays free and open to the public include the Scott Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Budweiser Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, and Coors Light Show Car at:

Store #3852
110 Rocky Bottom Drive
Unicoi, Tenn.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Wheaties Show Car, Cheez-It Simulator, 5-hour Energy Show Car, Miller Lite Show Car, Oreo Ritz Show Car, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Hefty’s Show Car Simulator, M&M’s Show Car, Sim Pod and Trophy Display, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Show Car and No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Show Car at:

Store #3829
2915 W. Market St.
Johnson City, Tenn.
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

Hefty’s Nationwide Driver Eric McClure from 11 a.m. – noon.
Displays free and open to the public include the Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Budweiser Show Car, Hefty’s Show Car Simulator and the Coors Light Show Car at:

Store #742
2500 W. Stone Drive
Kingsport, Tenn.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Oreo Ritz Show Car, 5-hour Energy Show Car, Cheez-It Simulator, Miller Lite Show Car, Scott Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Wheaties Show Car, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, M&M’s Show Car, Sim Pod and Trophy Display, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Show Car and No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Show Cars at:

Store #599
3200 Fort Henry Drive
Kingsport, Tenn.
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

Displays free and open to the public include the Scott Ultimate Tailgate Truck, 5-hour Energy Show Car, Oreo Ritz Show Car, Budweiser Show Car, Wheaties Show Car and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger at:  

Store #690
1001 Over Mountain Drive
Elizabethton, Tenn.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

MillerCoors’ Sprint Cup Driver Brad Keselowski from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Displays free and open to the public include the Miller Lite Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Cheez-It Simulator, Hefty’s Show Car Simulator, M&M’s Show Car, Sim Pod and Trophy Display, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Show Car and No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Show Car at:

Store #1080
3111 Browns Mill Road
Johnson City, Tenn.
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 24, 2012

Displays free and open to the public include the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Scott Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Budweiser Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Cheez-It Simulator, Wheaties Show Car, 5-Hour Energy Show Car, Miller Lite Show Car, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Show Car and No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Show Car at:

Store #620
220 Century Blvd.
Bristol, Tenn.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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

Store #2089
13245 Lee Highway
Bristol, Va.
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 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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