Texas Speedway larger than life Big Hoss TV



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Texas Motor Speedway is upgrading it’s big screen Image: Texas Motor Speedway, iPhone Photography, CC BY 3.0

The Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas (US) is upgrading its Big Hoss TV screen in partnership with GoVision.

The 191,122-capacity Texas Motor Speedway is a speedway located in the Northernmost portion of Fort Worth, Texas in Denton County (US). The reconfigured track measures 1.500 mi with banked 200 in Turns 1 and 2 and banked 240 in Turns 3 and 4. The Texas Motor Speedway is a quad-oval design, where the front straightaway juts outward slightly.

The Big Hoss TV was unveiled on March 19th, 2014, and received certification from the Guinness World Records on April 6th, 2014 as part of the pre-race ceremonies for that afternoon’s National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Cup Series race. Its 20,660-square-foot screen was recognized as the World’s Largest HD LED Videoboard.

Florida (US)-based the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, LLC is an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is best known for stock car racing. It is considered to be one of the top ranked motorsports organizations in the world, and is one of the largest spectator sports in America.

The NASCAR Cup Series is the top racing series of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. The series began in 1949 as the ‘Strictly Stock Division’, and from 1950 to 1970 it was known as the ‘Grand National Division’.

Texas (US)-based GoVision is a premier provider of large-scale LED video displays renowned for its unique ability to provide ‘Experience Unrivaled’ in live sporting, music and corporate events – both through its rental of large-scale LED video displays and fixed installations like the Big Hoss.
 

Confirmed:

  • ‘Multimillion dollar’ investment in technological upgrade; and
  • The upgraded screen will be 10 percent larger, have 22 percent more pixels, 20 percent higher resolution, and be 16 percent brighter.

 
Context: ‘BLACKBOOK MOTORSPORT’ stated that when the Big Hoss TV screen was first installed in 2014, it was the world’s largest HD LED videoboard. It was originally installed by the Texas-based GoVision, and the company will be looking to return the screen to a position among the biggest in the world with its new technology.

Comment: Said Mark Faber, Executive Vice-President and General Manager at Texas Motor Speedway, “Working again with a premier trusted organization like GoVision is not only a great pleasure but also a continuation of Texas Motor Speedway’s long-standing goal of partnering with best-in-class Texas-based companies. GoVision has been a valuable partner over the years with both our Speedway and Speedway Motorsports. We certainly appreciate their efforts in installing the new-and-improved Big Hoss TV screen in time for our Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 NASCAR playoffs weekend.”

North Carolina (US)-based Speedway Motorsports, LLC is an American company that owns and manages auto racing facilities that host races sanctioned by NASCAR, IndyCar Series, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), World of Outlaws ,and other racing series.

The IndyCar Series, currently known as the NTT IndyCar Series under sponsorship, is the highest class of regional North American open-wheel racing in the United States, which has been conducted under the auspices of various sanctioning bodies since 1920 after two initial attempts in 1905 and 1916.

Glendora (US)-based the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) is a governing body which sets rules in drag racing and hosts events all over the United States and Canada. With over 40,000 drivers in its rosters, the NHRA claims to be the largest motorsports sanctioning body in the world.

North Carolina (US)-based the World of Outlaws is an American motorsports sanctioning body. The body sanctions two major national touring series. It is best known for sanctioning the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. These dirt track racing series are owned and operated by the World Racing Group.

Consequence: ‘BLACKBOOK MOTORSPORT’ further stated that this upgrade will be completed in time for NASCAR to visit the circuit on September 24th for the fourth race of the playoffs. The Texas Motor Speedway also plays host to the Xfinity (stock car racing series) and Craftsman Truck Series (pickup truck racing series), as well as the PPG 375 in IndyCar.

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