A massive HD screen is installed at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC, on the backstretch between turns 2 and 3, for naturally playing a NASCAR PC game on it.
NASCAR racer and gamer Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove on a virtual track using the huge screen via the PC-based iRacing online simulation game.
The screen is the world’s largest — 200 feet long and 80 feet tall and it weighs over 332 tons. It took 57 workers about 11,000 man hours to assemble and install the screen which was developed by Panasonic. The screen contains 158 separate panels and a total of nine million LED lamps. The screen was placed in its location to be seen by racing fans who’re seated in the frontstretch of the speedway between Turns 4 and 1. The display goes up to 720p resolution — even with that the screen now surpasses the size of the previous world record holder which was installed at the Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas. That screen is “only” 160 feet long and 72 feet high.
The screen will make its public debut on May 21 during the motor speedway’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
[Via: Charlotte Motor Speedway]