TALLADEGA, Ala., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Talladega area prepares for the upcoming Aaron's 499, select Walmart stores will offer authentic NASCAR merchandise and host exclusive fan events starting May 3. Customers are invited to attend these events with a special appearance by Bill Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr., and enjoy show car and simulator displays – perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – on May 3 – 5 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., depending on the store 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 David Johnson. "We want to give fans affordability and accessibility, so they can enjoy race time with their families and friends."
Legends of Racing In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Walmart is sponsoring racing legend Bill Elliott driving Walmart No. 50 at the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona on July 7. Bill Elliott and the Walmart No. 50 show car will also make appearances at select Walmart stores nationwide leading up to the race. Trent Owens will serve as crew chief of the No. 50 Walmart Chevrolet. Owens currently calls the shots for Turner Motorsports' No. 30 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) entry and recently led the team to victory in the 2012 season-opener at Daytona International Speedway.
Through the Legends of Racing online engagement, fans have the opportunity to share their memories and voice their opinions about the top moments in NASCAR history, as well as vote on Bill Elliott's uniform and helmet design.Fans can vote online at Walmart.com/NASCAR from March 28 - May 14. 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 Talladega area include: Thursday, May 3, 2012 Displays free and open to the public include the Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, Hefty Show Car Simulator, Oreo Ritz Show Car, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Racing Simulator, Miller Lite Show Car, Keystone Light Show Truck, Kingsford Ultimate Tailgate Truck, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Show Car and No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Show Car at:
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