the inside track

Meaning 1
The inside of a track is shorter than the outside; it is easier to win if one is on the inside of a track.
Sentence 1
The horse started on the inside track.
Meaning 2
to have information or a position which will make it easier to win
Sentence 2
He will be able to talk to the head of Disney first, because he has the inside track. He worked with Disney on a previous project.