New Scoring Tower at Homestead-Miami made its Debut in October
The state-of-the-art leaderboard at Homestead-Miami will enhance the racing experince for every NASCAR fan during Ford Championship Weekend Nov. 20-22 (HMS Photography)
When fans congregated at Homestead-Miami Speedway for NASCAR's Ford Championship Weekend Nov. 20-22, they were a part of history: Homestead-Miami is the only venue ever to host all of North America’s premier motorsports championships in one season—the IndyCar Series and Grand-Am Rolex Sports Cars (Oct. 9-10), and NASCAR’s series-crowning Ford Championship Weekend Nov. 20-22.
And NASCAR fans had an upgraded view of that history, as they were greeted by a brand new state-of-the art scoring tower featuring the most advanced technology available to motorsports. Under construction since late-May, the new leader board provided fans an unprecedented illustration and recap of all the on-track action— NASCAR’s Nov. 22 Sprint Cup Series Championship, which featured Championship contenders Mark Martin, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and South Florida-resident Juan Pablo Montoya.
“Our goal always will be to improve the racing experience for our fans: Championship events demand world-class amenities, and that’s what we’re delivering,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Curtis Gray. “Our race fans were able to follow their favorite driver in the action on the track and enjoyed real-time Championship point standings and race position. We expected the NASCAR Championships all to come down to the wire, and fans were able to track all of the drama on this new leader board.”
Indeed, the new tower stands 158 feet above sea level and features tilted video panels tailored to the layout of Homestead-Miami Speedway. LED displays residing on either side of a 90-foot scoring pylon feature Panasonic video technology that provides high-resolution graphics and animation, and easy-to-view statistical information.
“The higher resolution of these new LED panels is incredible, and will mean sharper images and enhanced viewing for every fan, regardless of seat location,” said Gray.
“Panasonic offers a unique ability to integrate a diverse range of products, to offer design consultation and to provide a comprehensive system solution for Homestead-Miami Speedway,” said Joseph Taylor, EVP/COO of Panasonic Corporation of North America. “This combination of skills enables us to provide a customized solution to Homestead-Miami Speedway, helping achieve their requirements cost effectively while enhancing the overall fan experience.”