You likely think that big 100-inch screen in your media room is the biggest you can get? Then check out the newly launched massive HD screen that's now operational at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. The race track facility revealed the screen, installed on the backstretch between turns 2 and 3, by naturally playing a NASCAR PC game on it.
The screen is the world's largest HD display. It's 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 are seated in the frontstretch of the speedway between Turns 4 and 1. The only drawback? The display can "only" go up to 720p resolution so no 1080p gaming on this screen. Even with that small caveat, 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.
This week's launch of the new screen didn't stop NASCAR officials from using this massive display for some gaming. 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 will make its public debut on May 21 during the motor speedway's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.