Charlotte Motor Speedway and Panasonic
Announce World’s Largest HD Video Board
Groundbreaking Panasonic Technology to Revolutionize the Motorsports Fan Experience
September 21, 2010 02:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time
CONCORD, N.C.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Continuing a tradition of innovation and fabulous firsts,
Speedway Motorsports Inc. (NYSE: TRK) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer O. Bruton Smith and Charlotte
Motor Speedway officials announced a partnership with Panasonicto revolutionize the fan experience at motorsports
events with the creation of the world’s largest high-definition video board.
Panasonic will also become the founding sponsor of the video board and a Speedway Motorsports Inc. alliance
partner around its broad portfolio of advanced technologies.
At an incredible length of 200 feet wide, standing 80 feet tall and weighing 165,000 pounds, the video board will
cover an expansive 16,000 square feet and be located between Turns 2 and 3 along the backstretch of the
legendary superspeedway. Fans seated throughout the frontstretch from Turn 4 to Turn 1 will have clear viewing
angles of the gigantic board that will feature 720P high-definition visuals illuminated by more than nine million light
emitting diode, or LED, lamps.
“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 Smith. “Fans will see this like a gigantic
television that will elevate the NASCAR experience in ways they have never dreamed. 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.”
In addition to the live race coverage, the video board will provide fans with interactive entertainment, continuous
leaderboard updates, sponsor information and instant replays.
“Panasonic is proud of our efforts to bring this spectacular new high-definit