emily brad nascar bachelor date 'Bachelor' preview: NASCAR date, two on one at Cirque du SoleilSparks are going to fly on “The Bachelor” Monday night (Jan. 31), as Brad Womack has his first two-on-one date, plus Emily the NASCAR widow has to go on a NASCAR date. Sensitive!

Host Chris Harrison already told us that the show had planned the Las Vegas motor speedway date long before Emily Maynard, who lost fiancee racecar driver Ricky Hendrick in a plane crash on his way to a race, was cast on the show. But rather than tell Brad about Emily’s story or warn Emily, the show decided just to let the drama play out. Naturally.

In the description accompanying the picture of Brad talking to Emily, it says that things come to a head at the ensuing cocktail party because not all the girls like how much Brad fawns over the Disney Princess.

Meanwhile, the first two-on-one of the season involves the two Ashleys and Cirque du Soleil, which is hilarious. We really aren’t sure which one he is going to keep — can he choose neither? Wouldn’t that be funny for this particular bachelor.

“The Bachelor” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."