Charlotte Motor Speedway: Screen Testing Underway on the World's Largest HD Video Board

CONCORD, N.C. (May 3, 2011) -  The final touches are being put
on the world's largest HD video board as officials from Panasonic are in
Charlotte, N.C., this week testing the massive screen that will debut
during Charlotte Motor Speedway's 2011 May race events.
The face of the approximately 200-foot-wide, 80-foot-tall screen
is comprised of 158 panels and each is being tested graphically for
color quality, contrast and light levels this week. 
More than nine million light emitting diode, or LED, lamps will
illuminate the Panasonic video board during select NASCAR events at
Charlotte Motor Speedway this spring, including the NASCAR Sprint
All-Star Race on May 21 and the Coca-Cola 600 on May 29.
The 165,000-pound HD video board rises 110 feet above the track
on a 500,000-pound steel frame. The screen is centered along the
backstretch between Turns 2 and 3, across from the start/finish line.
Fans seated throughout the frontstretch from Turn 4 to Turn 1 will have
clear viewing angles of instant replays, leaderboard updates and
interactive entertainment displayed in 720P high-definition visuals. 
The two biggest weeks in all of sports begins this May in
Charlotte with the NASCAR Rev'd Up Concert on May 18 with Gary Allan and
Josh Kelley at 4:00 p.m., at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Additional events
- May 19 - NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge, 7:00 p.m.,  Time Warner Cable
- May 20 - NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Qualifying/N.C. Education Lottery
200, 8:00 p.m., Charlotte Motor Speedway 
- May 21 - Dierks Bentley Pre-Race Concert presented by Budweiser, 2:30
p.m., Charlotte Motor Speedway Infield 
- May 21 - Pennzoil Ultra Victory Challenge, 6:20 p.m., Charlotte Motor
- May 21 - Sprint Showdown, 7:30 p.m., Charlotte Motor Speedway 
- May 21 - NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, 9:00 p.m., Charlotte Motor
- May 23 - NASCAR Hall of Fame 2011 Induction Ceremony, 7:00 p.m.,
NASCAR Hall of Fame 
- May 26 - Windstream Pole Night, 7:10 p.m., Charlotte Motor Speedway 
- May 26-28 - Food Lion SpeedStreet, Noon, Uptown Charlotte
- May 27 - Coca-Cola Family Cookout & Track Walk, 11 a.m., Charlotte
Motor Speedway Infield 
- May 27 - Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown, 7:30 p.m., The Dirt
Track at Charlotte 
- May 28 - Top Gear 300, 2:30 p.m., Charlotte Motor Speedway 
- May 29 - Coca-Cola 600, 6:00 p.m., Charlotte Motor Speedway 
A full list of activities taking place in Charlotte during
Charlotte Motor Speedway's May race weeks is available at

Tickets for all May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be
purchased online at or by calling the
speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). Frontstretch tickets
with the best views of the world's largest HD video board, debuting at
the speedway in May, start at just $49 for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star
Race.  Fans can also purchase two frontstretch tickets for just $99 to
the Coca-Cola 600. 

For daily updates on May race activities, connect with Charlotte
Motor Speedway by following on Twitter at
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