SPARTA, Ky. - Officers from eight regional law enforcement agencies will test their stock car racing skills in Richard Petty Driving Experience racecars while competing in Kentucky Speedway's third Magpul Top Cop Challenge May 14 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Officers representing the City of Cincinnati, Butler Co., Ohio, Hamilton Co., Ohio, City of Newport, Ky., Jeffersontown, Ky., Gallatin Co., Ky., Oldham Co. Ky., and the Kentucky State Police will participate in a two-officer team competition that will ultimately determine three officers who will have the chance to become Magpul Top Cop.      

Gallatin Co., Ky., Sheriff Josh Neale will defend his individual Top Cop title and the event will crown a new team champion.   

Each team member will race an eight lap driving session around the speedway's 1.5-mile tri-oval. The fastest team score will be the Magpul Top Cop Challenge Team Champion. The winning team will be awarded tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) July 11 Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts. Tickets will be distributed among needy families in the team's community.   

The three highest-ranking Top Cops will advance to a final round in which they will drive an eight lap driving session. The officer with the best time (fastest single lap) will be crowned Magpul Top Cop Challenge Champion. The Top Cop will be recognized during Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts pre-race ceremonies Saturday, July 11.

The Magpul Top Cop Challenge is just one event that will remember fallen officers throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana during Police Memorial Week May 11-15. Fallen officers will be honored with a Police Memorial Parade that will begin May 11 at 11 a.m., at Fountain Square on Fifth Street and traverse to the Cincinnati Police Memorial at the corner of Central Parkway and Ezzard Charles Drive.

The fifth NSCS event in the facility's history will take the green flag at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 11. The 400-mile race will provide the finale to a tripleheader NASCAR weekend that opens with the July 9 Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225 followed by a 300-mile NXS Series event July 10.

Race tickets for each weekend event along with Fan Zone passes that provide close-up views of Jerrod Niemann's NSCS race-day concert presented by Kroger®, driver introductions and more, ticket packages and campsites are on sale now at http://www.kentuckyspeedway.com, (859) 578-2300 and the speedway ticket offices at 1 Speedway Drive in Sparta, Ky., just off Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Kentucky Hwy. 35 North.

About Magpul:

Magpul was founded in 1999 with the intent of developing a simple device to aid in the manipulation of rifle magazines while reloading under stress. The company's name comes from this original product called the Magpul®. Over the last decade Magpul has continued to grow and develop using much the same mission and process with a focus on innovation, simplicity, and efficiency.

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