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Vote Now! Was It Mean for ABC to Make Emily Maynard Go on a NASCAR Date?

We all know that Emily Maynard’s fiance, former NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick, died in a plane crash in 2004. According to Starcasm, Emily used her NASCAR connections to further her career in broadcast journalism — first as a host of the Speed Channel’s podcast Emily On The Scene in 2006, and then as host for the behind-the-scenes racing TV show Three Wide Life. She also went on a few dates with NASCAR driver Dale Earhardt Jr.

On Monday’s Bachelor Season 15, Episode 5, Emily is one of the eight ladies whom Brad Womack takes to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for “a true NASCAR experience.”

So is a NASCAR date fair game, or was it insensitive of ABC to bring here there, given her past?

01.30.2011 / 09:29 PM EDT by Semhar Debessai
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