New Jersey native Martin Truex Jr. is off to a fast start at the 2012 Daytona 500, leading through 100 laps on Monday. There was a $200,000 prize on the line for whoever was in first position passing the midway point of the race. Truex was well aware crossing the line.
Martin Truex Jr. backed up to Denny Hamlin and got the run to get halfway bonus. "Heck yeah!" he said.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 28, 2012
Greg Biffle led all drivers entering the final lap before the midway point, but Truex backed-up to Denny Hamlin and let his teammate shoot him into the lead. The race is officially "official" now that we're halfway through, meaning that a winner will be named no matter what inclement weather may bring.
Truex is on pace for the second NASCAR Sprint Cup win of his career. After celebrating his big payday, his team replied "now go get the other half."
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