Former CREED frontman Scott Stapp is being given a boost by America's fast-paced NASCAR organisation as he plans a comeback as a solo artist - his new track will feature heavily in televised race meetings.

Bosses of the car racing company have signed Stapp up to a deal, whereby his anthemic tune The Great Divide will feature in upcoming TV advertisements.

Stapp will also be featured in a NASCAR Image Campaign that will air during the upcoming Chase for the NASCAR Nextel Cup - the US racing world's biggest event.

The rocker joins a growing list of stars who have appeared in NASCAR campaigns including Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Marie Presley.

The Stapp/NASCAR campaign will culminate with the MY SACRIFICE singer performing the American national anthem at the Ford 400 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on 20 November (05).