Texas Motor Speedway has always taken that “everything's bigger in Texas” idea pretty seriously.
Now, they're adding to it with the planned construction of the world's largest video board, and a schedule that will bring a huge sports weekend to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
The video board, to be known as Big Hoss, will have more than 20,000 square feet of high-definition video display area, measuring 218 feet wide by 94.6 feet tall and weighing 108 tons.
With 20,633.64 square feet of HD display, it will surpass the 16,000 square-foot video board Charlotte Motor Speedway — also owned by Speedway Motorsports Inc. — as the world's largest. Currently, Texas' largest video board is at Reliant Stadium in Houston, measuring 14,549 square feet.
The video board will debut for the track's opening NASCAR race weekend of the 2014 season, April 3-6.
The track's 2014 spring Sprint Cup race on April 6, typically held on Saturday night, will be moved to Sunday afternoon. That will prevent the race from clashing with the NCAA Basketball Final Four, scheduled for Arlington, Texas, the same weekend. Basketball games will be played Saturday and Monday.
Texas' Nationwide race will remain on the Friday night of April 4.
TMS will remain as the eighth race of the Chase for the Championship in the fall of 2014 as well.
In one other change, the track's IndyCar race, set for June 7, 2014, will be extended by 50 kilometers, and be known as the Firestone 600.