C’est donc finalement Kasey Kahne (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge) qui a signé le meilleur temps de mercredi (et de tous les essais) à Daytona grâce à un tour bouclé à la vitesse moyenne de 189.111 mph (47.591 secondes).

Kahne aura été le seul pilote à passer la barre des 189 mph depuis le début des essais. Mercredi il a devancé Denny Hamlin (No. 18 FedEx Toyota) avec 188.818 mph (47.665 secondes) et l’ancien pilote de monoplace, Dario Franchitti (No. 40 Ganassi Dodge) avec 188.723 mph (47.689 secondes).

Après une première semaine d’essais dominée par Toyota et la Hendrick Motorsports, les pilotes Dodge se sont bien repris et réalisent au final cinq des 10 meilleurs de la journée.

1. Kasey Kahne, No. 9 Gillett Evernham Motorsports Dodge, 189.111
2. Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, 188.818
3. Dario Franchitti, No. 40 Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge, 188.723
4. Regan Smith, No. 01 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet, 188.667
5. Ryan Newman, No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge, 188.584
6. Sam Hornish Jr., No. 77 Penske Racing Dodge, 188.143
7. Bobby Labonte, No. 43 Petty Enterprises Dodge, 188.107
8. Tony Stewart, No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, 188.060
9. Michael Waltrip, No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, 187.982
10. David Ragan, No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, 187.939
11. Dave Blaney, No. 22 Bill Davis Racing Toyota, 187.856
12. Jamie McMurray, No. 26 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, 187.852
13. Paul Menard, No. 15 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet, 187.844
14. Tony Stewart, No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, 187.817
15. Derrike Cope, No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Dodge, 187.793
16. Dale Jarrett, No. 44 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, 187.664
17. Ryan Newman, No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge, 187.492
18. Scott Riggs, No. 66 Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet, 187.473
19. Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, 187.445
20. Jeff Burton, No. 31 Richard Childress racing Chevrolet, 187.426
21. Bill Elliott, No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford, 187.336
22. Patrick Carpentier, No. 10 Valvoline Evernham Racing Dodge, 187.297
23. David Gilliland, No. 38 Yates Racing Ford, 187.246
24. Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, 187.180
25. Sam Hornish Jr., No. 77 Penske Racing Dodge, 187.106
26. Regan Smith, No. 01 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet, 187.106
27. Regan Smith, No. 01 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet, 186.951
28. Jamie McMurray, No. 26 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, 186.928
29. Dave Blaney, No. 22 Bill Davis Racing Toyota, 186.803
30. Stanton Barrett, No. 50 SKI Motorsports Chevrolet, 185.839
31. Ken Schrader, No. 49 BAM Racing Dodge, 185.736
32. Dale Jarrett, No. 44 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, 185.594
33. Carl Long, No. 08 EM Motorsports Dodge, 185.143
34. Michael Waltrip, No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, 185.048
35. Brian Vickers, No. 83 Red Bull Racing Toyota, 184.885
36. Brian Vickers, No. 83 Red Bull Racing Toyota, 184.502
37. Bobby Labonte, No. 43 Petty Enterprises Dodge, 184.502
38. Patrick Carpentier, No. 10 Valvoline Evernham Racing Dodge, 184.155
39. Derrike Cope, No. 34 Front Row Motorsports, 183.944
40. Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, 183.752
41. Bill Elliott, No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford, 183.707
42. Jeff Fuller, No. 87 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet, 183.703
43. Ken Schrader, No. 49 BAM Racing Dodge, 183.337
44. Boris Said, No. 60 No Fear Racing Ford, 182.834
45. David Ragan, No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, 182.812
46. Boris Said, No. 60 No Fear Racing Ford, 182.834
47. Kasey Kahne, No. 9 Gillett Evernham Motorsports Dodge, 182.109
48. Scott Riggs, No. 66 Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet, 181.939
49. Jeff Burton, No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, 181.914
50. Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, 181.298
51. Sterling Marlin, No. 09 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet, 180.970
52. Paul Menard, No. 15 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet, 180.766
53. Norm Benning, No. 57 Norm Benning Motorsports Chevrolet, 179.386