, the self-proclaimed “Mecca of motor sports,” is planning to do for NASCAR fans what the Dallas Cowboys have done for football and other sports fans at their massive new stadium.
The Speedway adding what the track’s owners call the “world’s largest high-definition video board,” something akin to the monstrous screens that adorn the Cowboys’ equivalent of the Taj Mahal.
Panasonic is working with , the owner of Charlotte Motor Speedway, to construct the 200 foot wide by 80 foot tall screen. Panasonic also is the funding sponsor. The project is scheduled for completion next April.
It will be constructed between Turns 2 and 3 at the track and be visible by fans seated from Turns 4 through 1.
The screen will cover 16,000 square feet and will be lighted by more than 9 million LEDs (light emitting diodes).
“Charlotte Motor Speedway continually establishes itself as a pioneer when it comes to one-of-a-kind, over-the-top facility enhancements that change the game for motorsports fans,” said Burton Smith, head of Speedway Motorsports.
“Fans will see this like a gigantic television that will elevate the NASCAR experience in ways they have never dreamed,” he added. “It will give them a view of the on-track action on the world’s largest high-definition screen. The fans will feel closer than ever before to the cars and stars of NASCAR at each event.”
The screen will be used for live race coverage, leader board updates and more.
The Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts the only 600-mile race on the NASCAR circuit and has been the site of other trend-setting additions such as luxury boxes, VIP club and night racing.
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