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Charlotte Racetrack Takes "World's Largest HDTV" Title From JerryWorld



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    ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 21: A general view of the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on August 21, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Jerry Jones is the owner of the largest HD video screen no more.

    A video screen at the Charlotte Motor Speedway is being erected which is 30 percent larger than the so-called JerryTron, which, since it’s debut in 2009, has been known as the largest HD screen in the free world. Panasonic, the Charlotte Motor Speedway and weirdly enough, Cowboys’ legend Ed “Too Tall” Jones debuted the 500,000 pound steel structure that will support the screen on Thursday.

    The screen will stand 80-feet-tall and be 200-feet-wide--the JerryTron stands a suddenly-unimpressive 72-feet-tall and runs 160-feet-wide.

    The screen at Charlotte will be made up by 158 panels, consist of 9 million LED bulbs and will weigh 650,000 pounds. It will stand on the backstretch of the racetrack.

    Your move, Jerry.

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