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Kornheiser Backtracks On Comments NASCAR Fixed Earnhardt's Pole Win
Published February 17, 2011
MR. FIX IT? In Jacksonville, Gene Frenettte wrote it is “believable that a veteran racing media member might think” NASCAR would help Earnhardt be successful. The sport would “obviously rejoice over an Earnhardt victory,” and there would be “no better kick-start for TV ratings and fan reconnection to the sport.” But it is a “far bigger leap to be convinced NASCAR would surreptitiously help Earnhardt Jr. in any way” (JACKSONVILLE.com, 2/16). YAHOO SPORTS’ Jay Hart wrote it is “one thing for fans to espouse those theories, quite another for a journalist to do so on national television -- even in a light-hearted forum like PTI -- with no more proof than he talked to someone who's 60 percent sure” (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 2/16).