For the sixth consecutive year, one local singer will receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform the national anthem before the start of the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Race sponsor Boyd Gaming, KVVU-FOX 5 and LVMS are staging an open audition called Speedway Superstar to find a vocalist to sing the national anthem prior to the March 8 NASCAR Nationwide Series event at the speedway.

The first audition will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 8 at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Salons A-F. All performers must sing the national anthem a cappella. The top 24 singers chosen will advance to the next round of competition on Saturday, Feb. 22. On that day, the local winner will be announced.

The Feb. 8 auditions will begin at 10 a.m. Registration will open at 9 a.m. Anyone wishing to audition must arrive at The Orleans before noon on Feb. 8. The first 150 applicants are guaranteed an audition. Participants must be over the age of 14 and groups (max four people) are eligible.

For more information on the competition, please contact the LVMS public relations office at (702) 632-8252.