- the inner, or shorter, track of a racecourse.
- an advantageous position in a competitive situation.
Origin of inside track
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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- the inner and therefore shorter side of a racecourse
- informal a position of advantagethe local man has the inside track in this contest