Hundreds show up to meet Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Washington

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Hundreds of NASCAR fans showed up in Washington Thursday afternoon to meet number 88.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. visited the Walmart and met with the first 200 lucky fans in line.

The first five people showed up Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. and camped out in the mid-40 degree temperatures. More people arrived around 4:00 a.m., and by mid morning there were between 75 and 100 people in line.

The Washington Walmart participated in a sales contest to bring the NASCAR favorite to town, beating out 229 other stores between the Carolinas.


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Lines have formed in advance of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s visit to Washington. Number 88 will be at the Walmart at 4:00 p.m.

The Q&A with the NASCAR driver is open to the public, but only 200 people can be part of the meet and greet. To be one of those 200, you have to pre-register. That starts at noon at Walmart. Those first 200 people will also get a chance to take a picture with the driver.

The first five people showed up last night at 5:30 p.m. and camped out in the mid-40 degree temperatures. More people arrived around 4:00 a.m., and by mid morning there were between 75 and 100 people in line.

The Washington Walmart location participated in a sales contest to bring the NASCAR favorite to town, beating out 229 other stores between the Carolinas.


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Number 88 is pulling into eastern Carolina Thursday.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be in Washington today at the Walmart located on 570 Pamlico Plaza at 4 p.m.

The Q&A with the NASCAR driver is open to the public, but only 200 people can be part of the meet and greet. To be one of those 200, you have to pre-register. That starts at noon at Walmart. Those first 200 people will also get a chance to take a picture with the driver.

The Washington Walmart location participated in a sales contest to bring the NASCAR favorite to town, beating out 229 other stores between the Carolinas.