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Walmart Will sponsor a car in daytona July Race

Post by AntmanB on Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:34 am

Bill Elliott & Walmart team up for Daytona in July: Walmart announced Thursday that they will expand their merchandise program in 2012, the 50th anniversary of the retail giant. While the merchandise partnership isn't new, Walmart will take to the track for the first time with a Chevy built by Turner Motorsports and driven by Bill Elliott. However the effort, as of now, is for only one race; the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona in July. The company wanted to get on the track this year with the #50 Chevy and Elliott to help celebrate the 50th birthday of the company in July and just wants to 'have a lot of fun with it', said Rand Waddoups, senior director Entertainment Properties and Brands for Walmart. The company has no shop has hired no personnel and has no plans beyond the single race. 'But we have six months yet', Waddoups added.(NASCAR Examiner), see images of the car on my #50 Team Schemes page.(1-26-2012)
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Post by day500champ1 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:54 pm

Will this be the first Bill is running a Chevy in his career? As far as I can remember Bill's always been primarily a Ford guy. Yes, he did run Dodge when he was with Ray's team.
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Post by Guest on Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:27 pm

I do hope that this team runs more races. I do hate Walmart, though.

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Post by Blake Camphausen on Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:19 pm

day500champ1 wrote:Will this be the first Bill is running a Chevy in his career? As far as I can remember Bill's always been primarily a Ford guy. Yes, he did run Dodge when he was with Ray's team.
Didn't he run for Phoenix once or twice?
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Post by RACECAR on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:47 pm

day500champ1 wrote:Will this be the first Bill is running a Chevy in his career? As far as I can remember Bill's always been primarily a Ford guy. Yes, he did run Dodge when he was with Ray's team.

Call me crazy, but I'm could've sworn he was behind the wheel of the 09 car many times.
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Post by navycook75 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:53 pm

Bill Elliott...I'm surprised he's still racing...I think I know why they call him "Awesome Bill From Dawsonville"

I actually know a guy from Dawsonville too....
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Post by Sparkz47 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:34 pm

AntmanB wrote:The company has no shop, has hired no personnel, and has no plans beyond the single race.

Surely this is the best possible way to begin a racing venture.


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Post by Vincent Giacalone on Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:35 pm

RACECAR wrote:
day500champ1 wrote:Will this be the first Bill is running a Chevy in his career? As far as I can remember Bill's always been primarily a Ford guy. Yes, he did run Dodge when he was with Ray's team.

Call me crazy, but I'm could've sworn he was behind the wheel of the 09 car many times.

He was. Last year.
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Post by Rykia on Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:15 pm

Sparkz47 wrote:
AntmanB wrote:The company has no shop, has hired no personnel, and has no plans beyond the single race.

Surely this is the best possible way to begin a racing venture.

They'll probably just use their Nationwide employees...
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Post by Guest on Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:52 pm

Sparkz47 wrote:
AntmanB wrote:The company has no shop, has hired no personnel, and has no plans beyond the single race.

Surely this is the best possible way to begin a racing venture.
How it's done in ARCA. They know how it is.

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Post by Chives2112 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:58 pm

vbooy57 wrote:
Sparkz47 wrote:
AntmanB wrote:The company has no shop, has hired no personnel, and has no plans beyond the single race.

Surely this is the best possible way to begin a racing venture.
How it's done in ARCA. They know how it is.
I'm pretty sure these guys, however, know how to make quality breaks that don't fail during the pace laps. Laughing
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Post by Guest on Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:10 pm

Chives2112 wrote:
vbooy57 wrote:
Sparkz47 wrote:
AntmanB wrote:The company has no shop, has hired no personnel, and has no plans beyond the single race.

Surely this is the best possible way to begin a racing venture.
How it's done in ARCA. They know how it is.
I'm pretty sure these guys, however, know how to make quality breaks that don't fail during the pace laps. Laughing
We'll find out in July.

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Post by PYLrulz on Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:18 am

day500champ1 wrote:Will this be the first Bill is running a Chevy in his career? As far as I can remember Bill's always been primarily a Ford guy. Yes, he did run Dodge when he was with Ray's team.

Bill ran a Chevy for...

Roger Hamby 3 times back in 1979
Nelson Bowers once in 2006
Michael Waltrip 5 times in 2006
James Finch (Phoenix) 4 times in 2011
Dusty Whitney once in 2011

And he even ran an Olds at Atlanta in 1978

http://www.racing-reference.info/rquery?s=8&id=elliobi01&series=W&trk=t0
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