LOUDON, N.H. - Calling all singers! New Hampshire Motor Speedway is in search of New England's best vocalists for what is expected to be the biggest and most competitive Speedway Star competition to date. Beginning on Monday, March 24 at 8 a.m., Speedway officials will start accepting entries for the fifth annual singing contest.

Last year, Whitney Doucet dazzled judges and spectators at the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester. The 23-year-old native of Fitchburg, Mass., stood out from a cast of talented contestants to win the Speedway Star competition, and few months later was standing in front of enthusiastic NASCAR fans, singing the national anthem before the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

"The Speedway Star competition was a great time," said Doucet. "To have the opportunity to sing in front of NASCAR fans, which are the most fun people to sing for, was such an amazing experience. If there were ever another opportunity for me to sing the national anthem at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway I would do it again in a heartbeat."

The Speedway Star competition will again be held at the Mall of New Hampshire on Saturday, April 26. Prospective contestants are asked to submit a DVD, CD, .wav file or .mp3 file of them singing "The Star Spangled Banner" a cappella style (without music or other accompaniments).

Entries will be accepted until Friday, April 11 at 5 p.m.  Submissions will be accepted via email at events@nhms.com or by mail at Attn. Speedway Star PO Box 7888, Loudon, N.H. 03307

Contestants will be competing for two spots to sing in front of thousands of fans at a NASCAR sanctioned event in July and September.

For more information and for rules and regulations please click here http://www.nhms.com/documents/2014-speedway_star-rules.pdfor for an entry form click on the following link http://www.nhms.com/documents/2014-speedway_star-form.pdf.

The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is right around the corner. Purchase your tickets for the Camping World RV Sales 301 on July 13 or the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 21 by calling the track's ticket hotline at (603) 783-4931 or by visiting www.nhms.com.