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NHMS is getting a new scoreboard with huge video screens!

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  • NHMS is getting a new scoreboard with huge video screens!

    From NHMS website:
    A new $1.2 million, state-of-the-art Panasonic scoreboard and video system will be in place when the Sprint Cup Series returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17.

    As part of the track's ongoing effort to better the race-day experience for fans, the Panasonic scoreboard boasts a four-sided video display that stands 80 feet tall. That's 20 feet taller than the CITGO sign at Boston's Fenway Park.

    The new scoreboard has three 32-foot by 18-foot TV screens on the top, providing impressive views of race action and instant replays. Below the video boards will be a scrolling leaderboard with color graphics that gives fans running positions and lap times for all 43 drivers, along with interesting race statistics and event information.

    "From all of the fan feedback, including letters, e-mails and fan forums, a new scoreboard system has been the number one request in regards to facility upgrades," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway. "Our chairman, Bruton Smith, listened to fans and is now giving them one of the best scoreboard systems in the world. This will truly enhance the live experience for our ticket-buying fans."

    Crews have worked throughout the winter months to lay the new foundation, with phase two beginning on Feb. 21.

    Officials of "The Magic Mile" plan to unveil the dynamic new scoreboard, which will be located in the middle of the infield, in May.

    Tickets for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on July 17, the INDYCAR 225 on Aug. 14 and the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 25 are now on sale.