PHOENIX, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Phoenix International Raceway prepares for the upcoming AdvoCare 500, select Walmart stores in the Phoenix metropolitan area will offer authentic NASCAR merchandise and host exclusive fan events starting Wednesday, Nov. 7, continuing through Saturday, Nov. 10. Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy racing cars and simulator displays– perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – Nov. 7-10 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., depending on the location. In addition, Hefty's Nationwide driver Eric McClure, Unilever's driver Cole Whitt, 5-hour ENERGY's driver Michael Waltrip and Kellogg's Greg Biffle are scheduled to make appearances at Phoenix area Walmart stores Nov. 8. "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 Scott Dilyard, 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 include: 18551 N. 83rd Ave. Glendale, Ariz.Wednesday, Nov. 7, 201210 a.m. – 4 p.m. Displays free and open to the public include the Wheaties Show Car, Coors Light Show Car, Hefty Show Car Simulator, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet, No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet and the 5-hour ENERGY Show Car .1607 W. Bethany Home Road Phoenix, Ariz.Wednesday, Nov. 7, 201211:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Displays free and open to the public include the Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Miller Lite Show Car, No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger, M&M's Show Car, Simulator Pod and Trophy Display, Oreo Ritz Show Car and the Bush's Ultimate Tailgate Truck.