Want to meet Dale Jr. in Charlotte? All you need is a plane ticket


If you’re planning to fly into or out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport next week, you could have the chance to meet NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Global restaurateur HMSHost is hosting a meet-and-greet at the airport with Earnhardt, whose resume features 26 career victories, including the 2004 and 2014 Daytona 500s, at Dale Jr.’s Whisky River, on Oct. 5 from 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Fans will have the opportunity to take a picture with the racing champion, sample food from the restaurant’s menu and enjoy live performances.

The first 75 fans will get a signed copy of Earnhardt’s book, “Racing to the Finish: My Story,” or his new children’s book, “Buster Gets Back on Track.”

The restaurant is located at Concourse E Rotunda, near Gate E20.