Martin Truex Jr. leads at halfway in New Hampshire

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Martin Truex Jr. has yet another fast car as he leads at the halfway mark in the New Hampshire 301.

Looking for the weekend sweep after winning the Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Kyle Busch was dominant early after taking the lead on Lap 2 and holding it until Truex took over on Lap 88. The No. 78 has led 63 of 151 laps. Pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson, who led the first lap, is the only other driver to have spent time up front.

The top 10 at Lap 151 is Truex, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott, Johnson, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick, and Denny Hamlin.

Alex Bowman, who is substituting for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88, started 20th and is sitting 15th at the halfway mark.

There have been two cautions through the first 151 laps. The first was the competition caution on Lap 35 and the second flew on Lap 100 when Chris Buescher spun on the backstretch to avoid the slow car of Josh Wise.

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