Dover partners with “Apache Warrior” film and Lucas Oil to present the Oct. 1 NASCAR Cup Series playoff race

Dover International Speedway officials announced today the entitlement partner for the upcoming Oct. 1 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race – the “Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil.”

“Apache Warrior” is a feature-length documentary that puts the viewer in the cockpit of an Apache helicopter during one of the most intense missions in aviation history. Telling the story of an elite U.S. Army Aviation Squadron, this film highlights the adaptability, courage and selflessness of Apache pilots and their crews as they launch an attack during the initial surge into Iraq in March 2003. The mission unfolds in near real time as these heroic soldiers fight to stay alive. The film is a Strong Eagle Media production, in association with A. Smith & Co. Dox and Mechanical Dragons.

“We are once again very excited about our continued partnership with Strong Eagle Media and with Lucas Oil. Dover International Speedway has always been proud of our strong relationship with the U.S. military and our men and women that have and are serving our country,” said Mike Tatoian, Dover International Speedway’s president and CEO. “Along with our terrific presenting partner, Lucas Oil, this type of platform helps allow the stories of our heroes in uniform to be properly told.”

The “Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race (NBCSN, 2 p.m.) is the first elimination race of the 16-driver 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series postseason. Four drivers will see their championship dreams dashed after 400 grueling laps at the Monster Mile.

“We couldn’t be happier about our continued partnership with the iconic Dover international Speedway and the entitlement sponsorship of this important NASCAR event,” said Strong Eagle Media Chairman Bert Bedrosian. “It’s an honor to once again pay tribute to all of our brave men and women in uniform. This year we are especially proud to highlight our heroic Apache Warrior aviators, commanders, and support personnel with our riveting film ‘Apache Warrior.’”

“We are delighted to be back at Dover,” said Bob Patison, executive vice president of Lucas Oil. “It is a great facility, rich with history. Our team is excited to work with the amazing staff at Dover again.”

“Apache Warrior” is being distributed by Gravitas Ventures, and will be available for preorder from Amazon and iTunes in time for the Sept. 29-Oct. 1 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at Dover International Speedway. The film will be available for retail sales on Dec. 12. More information can be found at

The Sept. 29-Oct. 1 NASCAR tripleheader weekend also includes the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday, Sept. 29 and the “Use Your Melon. Drive Sober 200” NASCAR XFINITY Series playoff race on Saturday, Sept. 30.

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Dover Motorsports PR