NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr’s last start at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Earnhardt takes in all the pageantry of his last start at his home track for the Bank of America 500
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Earnhardt takes in all the pageantry of his last start at his home track for the Bank of America 500

As the retail and sports business reporter for the Observer, Katie Peralta covers everything from grocery-store competition in Charlotte to tax breaks for pro sports teams. She is a Chicago native and graduate of the University of Notre Dame.