Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 7, 2013

Burton to help Ollie’s celebrate grand opening

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The countdown is on for the grand opening of the newest Ollie’s Bargain Outlet store in Bluefield, Va., according to a press release.

Bargain shoppers can explore unbeatable deals and 250 lucky fans will have the opportunity to meet NASCAR driver Jeff Burton.

The growing chain, known for unbeatable closeouts and “Good Stuff Cheap”, will officially open the doors on Wednesday, March 13, at 9 a.m., the release said.

The newest Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is located in College Plaza at 533 Commerce Drive.

Race fans are urged arrive early on Wednesday to meet Burton.

Beginning at 7:30 a.m., 250 tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis (limit one per person). At 10 a.m., ticket holders will be able to meet and have their photo taken with Burton, as well as have him autograph one piece of their own memorabilia.

“We are excited to open our 13th store in the great state of Virginia where the folks have been so good to us,” said Mark Butler, President and CEO of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, in the release. “I couldn’t be happier to have Jeff Burton join our team at the grand opening. He is a well-respected NASCAR veteran and we’re glad that fans in Bluefield will have the opportunity to meet him at our grand opening.”

Burton completed his 19th full season last year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He ended the year with two top-5 and five top-10 finishes, which added to his impressive 130 top-5 and 242 top-10 career finishes.

He has 21 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series triumphs and 27 career Nationwide victories.

“I really enjoy interacting with fans,” said Burton, in the release. “I’m especially excited to meet some of the country’s greatest NASCAR fans in Virginia. Ollie’s is a great company and I’m thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the grand opening of their newest store in Bluefield.”

Burton is currently driving the No. 31 Caterpillar/Cheerios Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing.

He is currently tied for 15th in the points standings, finishing 30 at Daytona and 10th last week in Phoenix.

For more information about Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, visit www.ollies.us.