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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Downtime Includes Giant HDTV and Kids Making a Difference

Charlotte Motor Speedway turns downtime to concert time with HDTV Most sports fans would have no problem putting a new state-of-the-art HDTV to use.  Just find room for it, plug it in and order a pizza for the next big game or race. But when the new HDTV is the world’s largest at 80-feet-by-200-feet, logistics change. The Panasonic HD video board at Charlotte Motor Speedway is longer than half an NFL football field, and its 16,000 square-foot screen with frame weighs 665,000 pounds.   CMS debuted the HDTV built between Turns 2 and 3 during the recent All-Star race. Nine million LED lamps didn’t disappoint.     So what does the track do with the HDTV during downtime when no cars are racing ...

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