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Gearing Up for the Worlds Largest HD TV

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Panasonic HD video board will be the largest HD TV in the world, here are the numbers:

  • The screen will rise 110 feet above the track
  • The steel frame that supports the screen weighs 500,000 pounds
  • The video board weighs 165,000 pounds
  • When completed, the total structure will weigh 332-and-a-half tons or 665,000 pounds
  • The screen will be 200 feet wide and 80 feet tall
  • 158 panels make up the 16,000 square foot screen
  • Thirteen sub-electric panels will also be installed, each of which will power a “panel riser,” or a column of panels 
  • More than nine million LED lamps will illuminate the Panasonic video board during each NASCAR race event at Charlotte Motor Speedway this spring, including the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 21 and the Coca-Cola 600 on May 29
  • The screen will be centered along the backstretch between Turns 2 and 3, across from the start/finish line
  • Fans seated throughout the frontstretch from Turn 4 to Turn 1 will have clear viewing angles of instant replays, leaderboard updates and interactive entertainment displayed in 720P high-definition visuals
  • Crews removed 900 cubic yards of dirt by drilling 12 holes, each 54 inches in diameter, more than 50 feet deep to bedrock level and installed concrete piers in the holes to support the massive steel frame

Visit http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/fans/hd_video_board/ for up to date information and photos.

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