World’s largest HD screen now taking shape at Texas

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Slowly but surely, “Big Hoss” is starting to rise at Texas Motor Speedway.

Above-ground work on the world’s largest high-definition video board began this week along the backstretch of the 1.5-mile oval outside Fort Worth, which hosts both NASCAR and the IndyCar Series.

Over the next three weeks, the construction team will be putting together the steel structure that will serve as both foundation and framework for the monster screen. Per TMS, the lower section of uprights should be moved into place by Jan. 21, with the upper section set to follow and be completed by Jan. 31.

Also underway at this time is the creation of Big Hoss’ electrical infrastructure. That, along with adding power to the base of the video board, is scheduled for completion within the next few weeks.

TMS is aiming for “Big Hoss” to be finished by March 1, with plenty of time to spare before its official unveiling during the track’s first NASCAR weekend of 2014 (April 3-6).

In the meantime, fans can keep tabs on the project thanks to a live 24/7 camera from the TMS frontstretch that’s aimed toward the construction site. You can check out the feed here.

Above photo credit: Texas Motor Speedway PR

Dakar Rally Stage 10 video highlights: Cars, Bikes, Trucks, Quads

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After Monday’s Stage 9 was washed out due to weather and impassable course conditions, the 40th Dakar Rally resumed with Stage 10 on Tuesday.

Several top competitors struggled during the course of the stage, with some even being eliminated due to crashes or injuries.

Here’s some of the best video action of the stage, as seen on NBCSN:

BIKES: Matthias Walkner wins Stage 10 of after a major shakeup.

CARS: Carlos Sainz plays it safe in Stage 10

Stephane Peterhansel took the overall stage win while Cars leader Carlos Sainz played it safe and came in third.

TRUCKS: The Netherlands’ Ton van Genugten wins the stage, but Russia’s Eduard Nikolaev, who finished fourth Tuesday, continues to hold the overall lead.

 

QUADS: Nicolas Cavigliasso bests Gonzalez Ferioli in Stage 10, but Ignacio Casale continues to make a push for his second Dakar crown.

Stage 11 is Wednesday and runs from Belen, Argentina to Fiambala, Argentina.