NASCAR has confirmed that pop diva Britney Spears' second motion picture will be based in the world of stock car racing.

The untitled project, confirmed yesterday [Monday] by NASCAR VP of broadcasting Paul Brooks and Larry Rudolph and Ann Carli of Britney Spears Productions [BSP], is currently in the preliminary writing and development stage. It will be written by Jim Hart, who has had previous success with the films Contact and Hook, and will tell the fictional story of a team owner's daughter, played by the ubiquitous Miss Spears.

NASCAR has said that the film will give an authentic portrayal of the heart and family spirit of the sport, and that Spears was slated to co-star as a character that uses her knowledge and experience in the family business to inspire a former driver to regain his desire to return to racing. It insists that Spears will not portray a NASCAR driver. Neither will she sing, as she did in her recent movie debut, Crossroads.

"One of NASCAR's objectives is to grow our sport by developing entertainment projects that introduce NASCAR drivers, teams, tracks and their sponsors to an ever-growing audience," Brooks said, "We have received numerous movie concepts set in the world of NASCAR, but chose this project because it is a great story that embraces our true, genuine sport as its backdrop. Britney Spears' involvement will help us reach an untapped fan base, while serving our core fans with the authentic NASCAR experience."

Spears' previous involvement with NASCAR, as the Grand Marshal for the 2001 Pepsi 400 in 2001, was extremely positive for NASCAR as it created exposure for the sport within the music and entertainment industry and media.

The last NASCAR-inspired movie to hit the silver screen was the Tom Cruise-led Days of Thunder in 1990.