Big screen takes shape at Texas Motor Speedway

Construction work continues on the enlarged Big Hoss TV in August 2023

Featured image credit: GoVision

Texas Motor Speedway has announced plans for a major upgrade to its gigantic Big Hoss TV.

The new state-of-the-art Big Hoss TV at the famous Fort Worth track will be a digiLED Vision Ultra screen measuring 10% larger, with 22% more pixels, 20% higher resolution (16mm to 20mm), and 16% brighter (7,000 nits calibrated brightness to 6,000 nits calibrated brightness).

The screen, installed by Texas-based GoVision, will be enlarged from 20,660 sq ft to 22,692 sq ft, with 8.27m pixels compared to 6.41 previously.

Big Hoss TV was unveiled in March 2014, and received certification from the Guinness World Records in April 2014 as the world’s largest HD LED video board.

“Working again with a premier trusted organisation like GoVision is not only a great pleasure but also a continuation of Texas Motor Speedway’s long-standing goal of partnering with best-in-class Texas-based companies,” said Mark Faber, Texas Motor Speedway’s executive vice-president and general manager.

“GoVision has been a valuable partner over the years with both our speedway and Speedway Motorsports. We certainly appreciate their efforts in installing the new-and-improved Big Hoss TV screen in time for our Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 NASCAR Playoffs weekend.”

The multi-million-dollar Big Hoss TV upgrade continues Texas Motor Speedway’s ongoing commitment to enhance the race fan’s overall experience. The racetrack, which can hold 200,000 spectators, is the home of the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 playoff in the NASCAR Cup Series.

“GoVision is proud to provide this great upgrade to Big Hoss TV,” said Chris Curtis, GoVision’s founder and chairman. “Our new technology will return it to its rightful place among the best, brightest and biggest screens in the world. It’s another milestone moment for the unrivaled team at GoVision.

“We’re excited to work again with the team at Texas Motor Speedway, extending our 20-plus year history of partnering on state-of-the-art solutions. We provided the scale-size unit for the original Big Hoss TV press conference, and now we’re building the full-scale plus one!

“We’re also proud to be a long-term partner of Speedway Motorsports, providing services across their family of tracks – not least of which was bringing the largest freestanding center-hung video board in the world, Colossus TV, to Bristol Motor Speedway.”

Graham Burgess, digiLED’s chief executive, said: “Motor racing fans loved the award-winning digiLED centre hung gondola that GoVision installed at Bristol Motor Speedway. Texas is going to be twice as big!

“We are really excited, and working with the team at GoVision is always a pleasure. Enormous projects like Texas really get our pulses racing. This is why we do what we do!”