1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Will Attend Xfinity Race
The Earnhardt family has changed the face of NASCAR driving as we know it in spite of their crash-ridden history.
Dale Earnhardt, also known as “The Intimidator,” showcased how an aggressive driving style can be wildly successful. His style was frowned upon by other drivers, but no one could argue with his results. Dale eventually died in a 2001 Daytona 500 crash after over 25 years of racing.
Dale went down in history as perhaps the most famous, beloved, and controversial NASCAR driver. His son, Dale Earnhardt Jr., took up his father’s mantle and lived up to the Earnhardt legacy by dominating the speedways and winning NASCAR’s most popular driver award 15 years in a row.
Earnhardt Jr. has been through some rough crashes in his time; that never stopped him. But, his latest accident in a plane sliding off the runway left him with back injuries. In spite of his wounds and his recent brush with death, Earnhardt Jr. will participate in the one race he signed up for this season: the Xfinity race at Darlington.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. still plans to compete in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway on Aug. 31, despite a recent plane crash. https://t.co/mk8eaxmk5N
— KALB News Channel 5 (@KALBtv5) August 22, 2019
Earnhardt Jr. is more than welcome to rejoin his fellow racers on the racetrack. NASCAR fans across the country eagerly await to see him back in action.
2 Iran Claims “Talks Are Useless” as New Missile is Unveiled
Iran’s passive-aggressive behavior and strong talk have been building up to something. The country has distanced themselves from negotiations and terrorized the Strait of Hormuz to reach some uncertain end. No one was quite sure what that goal was until this week with Iran announced its new Bavar-373 missile systems.
Iran's Rohani says 'talks are useless' with U.S.
President makes comment during unveiling of the Bavar-373, a long-range surface-to-air missile system that he described as an improvement to the Russian S-300 https://t.co/btdMUwmQwE pic.twitter.com/OVl7IFC0Pn
— Atlantide (@Atlantide4world) August 22, 2019
Iran’s display of new missile tech comes alongside a bold statement that solidifies their isolationist nature. Iran’s president says “talks are useless” with the US when it comes to finding a peaceful solution. Now, it’s clear that Iran doesn’t want to hear anyone talk as they launch new missiles at their opponents.
3 US Sells New Fighter Jets to Taiwan
The Trump administration just approved an arm’s deal with Taiwan to the tune of $8 billion. Taiwan will receive brand new F-16C/D fighter jets as part of the deal.
Naturally, China isn’t happy with this deal. China claims that they firmly oppose the deal and won’t sit idly by. This threat comes amid many Chinese military tests across the oceans near Taiwan during the previous several months.
China "will not sit idly by" if the U.S. proceeds with a sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, a senior Chinese army officer says https://t.co/nRyUzdjknh
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) August 22, 2019
The world seems to be sitting on a knife’s edge with many major powers developing and testing new weapons systems. Let’s pray that military deterrence is strong enough to prevent a potential conflict.
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