Texas Motor Speedway unveiled the world’s largest high-definition video board Wednesday night called Big Hoss TV.
The track flipped a switch on a huge remote control that in turn set off fireworks, before the screen began playing highlights from past races at the track.
The state-of-the-art video board is the largest ever built by Panasonic and will surpass fellow Speedway Motorsports, Inc. facility Charlotte Motor Speedway (16,000 square feet) as Guinness World Record holder for the world’s largest HD LED video board.
The size of “Big Hoss TV” is staggering as it is 79 percent larger than the video board at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, which stands at 11,520 square feet.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 1 1/2-mile track. The screen measures 20,633 square feet.
The official unveiling was part of a star-studded evening that included appearances by Duck Commander CEO and star of “Duck Dynasty” Willie Robertson and wife, Korie, along with the dynamic racing duo of NASCAR’s Kyle Busch and INDYCAR’s Helio Castroneves.
“I always love coming to Texas,” Busch said. “This is the biggest crowd think I’ve ever seen for a TV debut. It’s pretty awesome. That’s why they say ‘everything is bigger in Texas.’”
The Duck Commander 500 Sprint Cup series race is on April 6.