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Martin Truex Jr. dominates for halfway lead of 400 at Kansas

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Go Bowling 400

KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 07: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Toyota Toyota, and Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, lead the field at the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 7, 2016 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Pole-sitter Martin Truex Jr. dominated the first half of Saturday night’s 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Truex, who leads at the midpoint of the scheduled 267-lap event, led 99 of the first 134 laps. However, history is not necessarily in Truex’s favor: Only three of the halfway leaders in the past 20 races at Kansas have won.

Matt Kenseth was second at the halfway point, followed by Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick (who has bounced back from a 26th-place start) and Kurt Busch.

Kyle Busch led 32 laps and was sixth at the midpoint, followed by Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski and Kasey Kahne.

There have been three cautions for 12 laps with five leaders and six lead changes.

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