Texas Motor Speedway Unveils the World’s Largest High-Definition Video Board
Talk about a Texas-sized TV.
Texas Motor Speedway unveiled the world’s largest high-definition video board Wednesday night, with the flip of a switch on a huge remote control setting off fireworks before the screen lit up with highlights from past races and events at the track.
“There’s nothing like attending live sporting events. This means you don’t miss a thing,” track president Eddie Gossage said. “To me, it’s an ultimate fan amenity, and also to have the biggest one in the world.”
Gossage said the screen — dubbed “Big Hoss TV” — lives up to the adage that everything is bigger in Texas.
The screen is 218 feet wide and about 95 feet high. It is about 125 feet above ground level in the middle of the backstretch at the 1½-mile track. The screen measures 20,633 square feet, surpassing the size of a 200-foot by 85-foot board at Charlotte, another SMI track owned by Bruton Smith. Both video boards are a partnership with Panasonic.
About 8,000 people sat in the infield on a chilly night for the free public debut, which included showing of the new episode of “Duck Dynsasty.”