Daytona International Speedway will once again be in search of talented area singers to participate in its fourth edition of "Straightaway to Stardom" talent competition with the lucky winner performing the National Anthem prior to the Winn-Dixie 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Friday, July 4 at 8 p.m. Entry deadline is upon the receipt of the first 100 entries. Entry blank

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 13, 2008) – The field has been set and 100 singers are ready for their opportunity to become a star.

Daytona International Speedway has received its 100 contestants to compete in the fourth edition of “Straightaway to Stardom” talent competition with the lucky winner performing the National Anthem before more than 100,000 race fans prior to the Winn-Dixie 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race, scheduled for July 4 at 8 p.m. at DIS.

Teaming with Black Crow Broadcasting and Volusia Mall, in addition to singing at the Winn-Dixie 250 Powered By Coca-Cola Nationwide Series race, the winner will also receive credentials for themselves and three guests for the Winn-Dixie 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series ace, tickets for four to the Brumos Porsche 250 race on Thursday, July 3 and four tickets to the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola on Saturday, July 5.

Round One of the “Straightaway to Stardom” competition will take place Sunday, June 1, beginning at 1:30 in the Volusia Mall atrium. Those competing will sing acapella up to one minute of a song of their choice. Celebrity judges will whittle the field of 100 down to 20. Round two takes place in the shadows of Daytona International Speedway at Daytona 500 Experience on Saturday, June 7 at 7 p.m. as judges will cut the field to 10. Those competing in Round 2 will sing the National Anthem. Top 10 finalists will be invited to Gatorade Victory Lane for the final round to take place on Saturday, June 14 at 6 p.m. All finalists must sing the National Anthem.  All rounds are open free to the public.

Tickets for any of the Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola events, including the Winn-Dixie 250 Powered By Coca-Cola race, are available online at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

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