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Charlotte Motor Speedway: Out To Break Records

It was not unusual to see construction equipment roll along the back stretch of Charlotte Motor Speedway, after all, they have an unusual construction project underway. It was surprising to see president and general manager of CMS, Marcus Smith, Jeff Hammond and Mike Joy step from their respective rides wearing hardhats.  They were ready to elaborate on the World's Largest HDTV. The massive screen will be supported by 12 concrete piers anchored 50 feet into the ground.  The structure will rise 110 feet above the track and measure 200 feet wide by 80 feet tall. The screen which will have more than nine million LED lights will weigh 165,000 pounds.  Officials equated the weight of the whole project to a fully fueled Boeing...

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