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Texas’ ‘Big Hoss’ is getting bigger, better and more useful

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FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 02: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet, races past the Big Hoss during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 2, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

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Not long after the end of this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway, the track’s “Big Hoss” TV will begin to undergo a facelift.

The videoboard, which is the largest the world and a Guinness World Record, will soon include a ribbon-style scoreboard at the bottom.

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“Big Hoss,” will grow by 2,071 square feet to 22,704.64 square feet. The project is expected to take three weeks to complete and will debut during the November NASCAR weekend.

The scoreboard, which will replace the track’s two 110-foot scoring pylons, will feature race running order, lap counts and will display “advertising opportunities, graphics, race statistics, video, advertising and even social media” elements.

“Big Hoss” utilizes a selection of 19 different video cameras across the 1.5-mile track to display instant replays, latest driver and race stats, interactive entertainment, and more. And at night following on-track activity, the track shows movies for fans camping out in the track infield to enjoy.

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