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Texas Motor Speedway to build world’s largest HD video board behind backstretch

Nick Bromberg
From The Marbles

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(Photo courtesy of Texas Motor Speedway)

The race to have the largest high-definition screen keeps going and going.

Texas Motor Speedway announced Monday that it will have the largest HD video board in the world in 2014 when it unveils a new screen behind the backstretch grandstands in time for its spring race weekend April 3-6, 2014. The video board will be 20,633 square feet, more than four thousand square feet bigger than the video board on the backstretch at Charlotte Motor Speedway, currently the largest high-definition video screen in the country.

Charlotte Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway are both owned by Speedway Motorsports Inc.

TMS also says its screen is 79 percent larger than each video board at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. And of course, this being Texas and all, it'll be named "Big Hoss."

"The 1080p screen will consist of nearly 4.8 million pixels, display 281 trillion colors and feature a 140-degree horizontal viewing radius to provide rich, high-definition imagery for race fans in every frontstretch seat and suite of the state's largest sporting facility," the speedway said in a release. "For those fans in backstretch seating, Panasonic also will be installing an 18'x24,' 1080p HD video board on the infield side of the backstretch for their viewing pleasure."

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