Dover International Speedway and Gander Outdoors, the official outdoor company of NASCAR, reached a partnership agreement for the entitlement of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race Oct. 7, track officials announced.

The “Gander Outdoors 400” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race — NBCSN, 2 p.m. EDT — is the first race in the Round of 12 of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series postseason. A dozen drivers will look to secure playoff advancement after 400 laps at the Monster Mile.

Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, was purchased and rebranded by Marcus Lemonis, chairman of Camping World Holdings, in May 2017. Gander Outdoors is a U.S. retailer of outdoor equipment for various types of activities such as hunting, fishing, marine, camping, hiking and biking with more than 60 retail locations across the country.

Gander Outdoors will also be the title sponsor of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series beginning in 2019.

The Oct. 5-7 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at Dover International Speedway also includes the “Crosley 125” NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race Oct. 5 and the “Bar Harbor 200” presented by Sea Watch International NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race Oct. 6.

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