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Charlotte Motor Speedway Building World's Biggest HD, Returning Braves' Title To Southeast

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In March 2005, the HD board at Atlanta's Turner Field was recognized as the world's largest HD screen. It held the title until September of that year, when a Japanese race track went bigger. Jerry Jones came along shortly after, with Cowboys Stadium's massive screen taking up about as much space as its football field.

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The world's largest video board is soon to be within a drive once again. As SB Nation's own Jeff Gluck writes:

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Tour guides in Cowboys Stadium will soon have to refer to their mammoth HD screen as only the world's second-largest video board after Charlotte Motor Speedway completes its plan to build an even bigger screen next year.

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In a news conference Tuesday at the track, Charlotte unveiled the design for its 200-foot-long, 80-foot-tall mega screen that will sit just off the backstretch.

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"Jerry's a nice guy, but he has limited space there," said Bruton Smith, the innovative, free-spending Speedway Motorsports Inc. chairman. "He can only do something a certain size. But we're not interested in that – we wanted to do something very big here."

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.