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Walmart stores bring NASCAR events to area

Published: Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 2:58 p.m. CST

CHICAGO – As Chicago prepares for the upcoming GEICO 400, select Walmart stores will offer authentic NASCAR merchandise and host exclusive fan events starting Sept. 13.

Customers are invited to attend these special events and enjoy show car and simulator displays– perfect to safely get behind the wheel and feel the power of NASCAR – Sept. 13-15 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., depending on the location. Participating stores near the Chicagoland Speedway include:

•  JOLIET — Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Events free and open to the public include the Oreo Ritz Show Car, Coors Light Show Car,  M&M’s Show Car, Sim Pod and Trophy Display, Budweiser Show Car, Hefty Show Car Simulator and Wheaties Show Car. The Joliet store is located at 2424 W. Jefferson, Joliet, Ill.

•  NEW LENOX — Saturday, Sept. 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Events free and open to the public include the Scott Products Ultimate Tailgate Truck, Miller Lite Show Car, 5-hour Energy Show Car, Cheez-It Show Car Simulator, No. 24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet, No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, Coca-Cola 2-Seat Simulator, Hellmann’s Show Car Simulator and Shell-Pennzoil No. 22 Dodge Charger. The New Lenox store is located at 501 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, Ill.

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.

For additional details and a complete listing of participating Walmart stores, visit Walmart.com/NASCAR.

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