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joke around in victory lane after they won the top two starting spots for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009. Truex won the pole with a speed of 188.001 mph.

Truex Jr., Martin on front row for Daytona 500

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The first time Chip Ganassi called Martin Truex Jr., Ganassi's newest driver blew him off.

"The old unknown number," Truex said with a laugh. "You're like 'I'm not going to get that because you never know who it's going to be.'"


The lines of communication have gotten considerably better over the last few months.

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