NASCAR drafts, then passes Jerry Jones' TV
March, 31, 2011
Charlotte Motor SpeedwayCharlotte Motor Speedway's new HDTV on the backstretch will be 30 percent larger than the one installed at Cowboys Stadium. When finished, it'll be 80-feet tall by 200-feet wide and weigh 650,000 pounds.
Looks like somebody was in such a hurry to keep up with the Joneses, that they surpassed one of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ most prized possessions.
Charlotte Motor Speedway and Panasonic, with help from former Dallas Cowboys All-Pro Ed “Too Tall” Jones, showed off the track’s completed 500,000-pound steel structure on Thursday morning. It will hold the world’s largest HD television – taking that distinction away from Cowboys Stadium.
Just how big is the television, which will be located on the track’s backstretch? The video board will measure 80-feet tall by 200-feet wide, which will be nearly 30 percent larger than Jerry Jones’ screen. The full screen will be made up of 158 panels consisting of 9 million LED bulbs, and the entire structure – which will weigh 650,000 pounds when complete, will reach more than 110 feet in the air.