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Walmart Stores Bring NASCAR Driver Appearances, Fan Events and Unique Race Time Experiences to Miami Area

Authentic Race Merchandise, Racing Simulators and Savings

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Homestead-Miami Speedway prepares for the upcoming Ford EcoBoost 400, select Walmart stores in the area will offer authentic NASCAR merchandise and host exclusive fan events starting Wednesday, Nov. 14, continuing through Saturday, Nov. 17.  Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy racing show cars and simulator displays – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – Nov. 14-17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., depending on the location. 

In addition, Coca-Cola's Jeff Burton and Unilever's Nationwide driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. are scheduled to make appearances at Miami-area Walmart stores Nov. 15 – 17.

"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 Marvin Balduff, Walmart market manager. "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 fans 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 Miami area include:

8651 NW 13th Terrace
Doral, Fla.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012
10 a.m.4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Hefty Show Car Simulator, Hellmann's Show Car Simulator, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, M&M's Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, Kingsford Ultimate Tailgate Truck, 5-hour ENERGY Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Oreo Ritz Show Car, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Wheaties Show Car, Coors Light Show Car,  Miller Lite Show Car, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet.

15885 SW 88th Street
Kendall, Fla.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
10 a.m.4 p.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Hefty Show Car Simulator, Hellmann's Show Car Simulator, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, M&M's Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, Kingsford Ultimate Tailgate Truck, 5-hour ENERGY Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Oreo Ritz Show Car, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Wheaties Show Car, Coors Light Show Car,  Miller Lite Show Car, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet.

33501 South Dixie Highway
Florida City, Fla.

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012
10 a.m.4 p.m.

Unilever's Nationwide driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will make an appearance at the Florida City store beginning at 11 a.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Hefty Show Car Simulator, Hellmann's Show Car Simulator, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, M&M's Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, Kingsford Ultimate Tailgate Truck, 5-hour ENERGY Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Oreo Ritz Show Car, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Wheaties Show Car, Coors Light Show Car, Miller Lite Show Car, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012
9 a.m.3 p.m.

Coca-Cola's Jeff Burton will make an appearance at the Florida City store beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Displays free and open to the public include the Hefty Show Car Simulator, Hellmann's Show Car Simulator, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, M&M's Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, Kingsford Ultimate Tailgate Truck, 5-hour ENERGY Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Oreo Ritz Show Car, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, Wheaties Show Car, Coors Light Show Car, Miller Lite Show Car, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet and the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet.

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

SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

 

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