The 2012 Daytona 500 features a $200,000 bonus for the driver that leads lap 100. As tonight's race started to close in on the halfway point we saw the intensity ratchet up half a notch. Drivers were clearly interested in the bonus but not willing to risk their shot at the real prize, the Daytona 500 victory.
Greg Biffle lead the field on lap 99 and most of the lead pack seemed content to wait for the big prize. However, Martin Truex Jr. got a big push from Denny Hamlin up the backstretch and lead the halfway lap for the second year in a row.