Emily’s tragic story and triumphant recovery is covered in detail in this installment of The Bachelor Files: Emily Maynard was engaged to former NASCAR Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series driver Ricky Hendrick for about six months when he died tragically in a plane crash along with nine others while en route to a race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia on October 24, 2004.From Catchfence.com: En route from North Carolina to Martinsville Speedway to watch the Subway 500, which would later be triumphed by Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson, the plane apparently trickled into dense fog, before slamming into the Bull Mountain area tragically killing all ten passengers aboard.The two met while attending the University of Kentucky, where Cook played on the football team and Reimann was a cheerleader.Dedicated: Earnhardt, 40, and interior designer Reimann, 34, have been dating since 2009. "''We've talked about it,' Earnhard said of a possible engagement ring in February.Ricky’s father Rick Hendrick talked with Scene Daily in June of 2005: “Emily came over to the house the night after the memorial service and told us [Hendrick and his wife, Linda] she was pregnant,” Hendrick said. Emily Maynard’s name surfaced in the tabloids in late 2006 when rumors linked her to NASCAR driver Dale Earhardt, Jr.“At the lowest time of our life, it was like a miracle that happened for us because we get a chance to have a piece of Ricky left.” “I can’t describe how happy and how excited we are,” Hendrick said. The National Enquirer went so far as to announce that the two were engaged in this story from their January 29, 2007 issue (Click to enlarge): The 2007 story was completely bogus but it does appear as though Emily and Dale, Jr.dated for a brief while prior to Emily dating Ricky Hendrick.
For most of the women contestants it will be the first time they will find themselves in the national spotlight, but the same cannot be said for Emily Maynard, a 24-year-old blond beauty originally from Morgantown, West Virginia.Among the members of the Hendrick Motorsports racing team who died was Ricky’s uncle (and team president) John Hendrick and his twin daughters, Kimberly and Jennifer Hendrick.The crash was a devastating blow to one of the most respected families in NASCAR, but just when things were at their darkest they were given a small ray of light thanks to Ricky’s 19-year-old fiance Emily Maynard. We had lost so much.” 15 Emily Maynard was working as an event coordinator at the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N. which includes the Ricky Hendrick Centers for Intensive Care, a pediatric intensive-care facility named for Ricky after his father Rick Hendrick and mother Linda Hendrick donated million to the hospital. Comments you post may require a paid membership to delete. That's my husband's little joke he likes to use when people ask if an outfit makes them look fat. Please report any comments that suggest the person is gay or had sex with anybody or has an STD.