A Suit From One Of The Truck Series Underappreciated Legends

18-ruttmanBy David G. Firestone

I’ve been going into various aspects of racing memorabilia, now back to driver suits today! Joe Ruttman raced in various divisions of NASCAR from 1977 to 2007. He had a decent amount of success with wins in the K&N Pro Series West, as well as the Xfinity Series, and ARCA Racing Series. He had a lot of success in the Camping World Truck Series, where he had 13 wins, finished 2nd in the point standings in 1995, and from 1995 to 1998, finished no worse than 4th in the points.

His final season in the Truck Series was 2007, where he drove 4 races for Bobby Hamilton Racing in the #18 and #04 Dodge trucks. For three of those four races, he was sponsored by Fastenal, and wore this driver suit. The Impact! driver suit shows decent use, and is in great condition.18-ruttmanThe collar has Fastenal logos on either side, and doesn’t have a Velcro-closure on it. There is no tag in the cowl.18-ruttman-collar1 18-ruttman-collar2The right chest has NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES, METABO, and INGERSOL RAND logos embroidered into it.18-ruttman-rchestThe left chest has DODGE MOTORSPORTS, BOSCH, and LENOX logos embroidered into it.18-ruttman-lchestThe Impact tag is sewn into the area next to the zipper just above the front logo.18-ruttman-tagThe front torso has a FASTENAL logo embroidered into it, and has a pair of white and black wrap around stripes embroidered into it.18-ruttman-flogoJOE RUTTMAN is embroidered in white on the blue background of the belt.18-ruttman-beltThe legs have FASTENAL logos on black stripes with white borders in television position embroidered into them. The cuffs are interesting in that they have elastic straps embroidered into them.18-ruttman-legs 18-ruttman-legs - CopyThe right shoulder has a JONESWAY logo embroidered into the epaulet.18-ruttman-rshoulderThe right sleeve has an Impact Z logo, as well as CRAFTSMAN, GEAR WRENCH, IRWIN INDUSTRIAL TOOLS, RUST-OLEUM, and BOBBY HAMILTON MOTORSPORTS logos embroidered into it, there are no logos in television position on the sleeves.18-ruttman-rsleeve1 18-ruttman-rsleeve2The left shoulder has a JONESWAY logo embroidered into the epaulet, identical to the right shoulder.18-ruttman-lshoulderThe left sleeve has an Impact Z, NASCAR, NORTON, WILTON, SUNOCO, and FEDERATED AUTO PARTS logos embroidered into it, with no television logos at the end.18-ruttman-lsleeve1 18-ruttman-lsleeve2The back of the suit shows little wear.18-ruttmanbThe back of the neck has no adornment at all.18-ruttman-neckThe back torso features the wrap around stripes with a FASTENAL logo embroidered into the blue material.18-ruttman-blogoNext week, I’ll discuss a Nationwide Series driver suit.

DGF2099 Productions-Introduction to Sports Memorabilia-Steve Lorenzen 2000-2001 Driver Suit

Toyota Atlantic driver Steve Lorenzen wore this suit from 2000-2001.

Throwback Thursday Tracker- August 27, 2015

2015 THROWBACK SCHEMES

THROWBACK

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller High Life Ford FusionBased on the design that Bobby Allison won the 1983 Sprint Cup Championship. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Genuine Draft Ford FusionThrowback scheme that ran from 1990-1996 A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 1998 Throwback Ford FusionBased on the 1998 Rusty Wallace scheme, but with some subtle differences. Different logo on hood and sides, and a layers stripe on the stripes. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 2007 Gold Throwback Ford FusionBased loosely on the 2007 gold scheme raced at the Sprint Unlimited and All-Star Race, new hood logo and designs, door and hood numbers covered by blue. B-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 2010 Throwback Ford FusionBased on the Miller Lite scheme from 2010, with some changes to accommodate the Gen 6 car. B-

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #9

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Winn Dixie Throwback Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015, based on Mark Martin’s 1999 Winn Dixie scheme with modern logos. B-

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

Clint Bowyer #15 Buddy Baker Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, hand painted throwback to Buddy Baker’s 1974 scheme. A++

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #16

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, red with white hood, vintage numbers, logos, and consistency decals. A+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Cargil David Pearson Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on David Pearson’s 1969 Ford Torino Cobra. A+

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Ryan Blaney #21 Motorcraft/Quicklane Ford FusionNo Change A+

BK RACING #23

Jeb Burton #23 Estes Cat Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, Based on Ward Burton’s 2002 Daytona 500 Winning scheme. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta Throwback Chevy SSBased on the scheme Jeff Gordon raced from 1993-2000. A+

RICHARD CHILDRES RACING #27

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, rainbow stripe pattern with vintage Menard’s logo and door numbers. A+

GO FAS RACING #32

Boris Said Genesee Beer Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015,based on old school AMC Matador schemes A+

Josh Wise #32 Beer Frost/Corvetteparts.com Tide Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on the “Tide Ride” used by the #32 team from 2000-2006. A+

HILLMAN-SMITH MOTORSPORTS #40

Landon Cassill #40 Proud to be an American Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, based on Sterling Marlin’s patriotic car from the Protection One 400. A+

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #42

Kyle Larson #42 Mello Yello Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, throwback to Kyle Petty’s Mello Yello Pontiac. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almirola #43 STP 1972 Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on Richard Petty’s 1972 STP Dodge. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almirola #43 STP Ford FusionNo Change. A+

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #46

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, black with yellow stripes, and vintage Pilot and modern Flying J logos. C+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #55

David Ragan #55 Aaron’s Ken Ragan Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, throwback to David’s father Ken’s 1990’s car. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Valvoline Buddy Baker Throwback Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, classic Valvoline scheme from 1984. A+

FAUXBACK

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Ford FusionSame basic design as 2014, but with no gold stripe, vintage Miller Crest, or hop designs on the side. A+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015. throwback design based on a Richard Childress scheme from the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Red top and bottom, white stripes on roof and sides. B-

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, yellow with red and black stripes on bottom, sublimated yellow stripes on side. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 Sport Clips Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, white top and hood, black stripe across sides, vintage number design, and red bottom. C

STEWART-HAAS RACING #14

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shop Throwback/Mobil 1 Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, silver on top, red stripes across car, bottom is black, vintage Bass Pro Shops log on hood. C+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

Clint Bowyer #15 Maxwell House Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue with orange and white wave designs on bottom. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #25

Chase Elliott #25 NAPA Fauxback Chevy SSTo be raced at Darlington, based on the 1985 Coors Ford design, but with NAPA colors and logos. C-

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #31

Ryan Newman #31 Caterpillar Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, Yellow with black stripes up the center and vintage logos. A+

NON THROWBACK SCHEMES FOR DARLINGTON

STEWART-HAAS RACING #10

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Black Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, reversal of the current scheme with black on top, green on bottom. C+

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Ryan Blaney #21 Snap On Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, same as Snap On, but photos of Snap On distributors replace white. B-

Paint Scheme Tracker-August 26, 2015

By David G. Firestone

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #1

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/Beechcraft Chevy SSNo Change A

Jamie McMurray #1 McDonald’s Chevy SSSame basic scheme, but with a new door design. B+

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/McDonald’s Chevy SS-Special dual scheme for the Daytona 500, black Cessna on the front, fade to red McDonald’s on the back. A+

Jamie McMurray #1 Sherwin Williams Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Red, white and blue with a red line down the center, with the top fades blue to white on top, and white to blue on the bottom. B+

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/Dixie Chopper Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, same as Cessna/Beechcraft scheme A

Jamie McMurray #1 Energizer Eco Advanced Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, same as #42 scheme. D+

Jamie McMurray #1 Bass Pro Shops/Big Ceder Lodge Chevy SS–New scheme for 2015, black with an orange oval with hunting camo in the front. F

Jamie McMurray #1 Cushman Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, white with a red bumper, and a series of red wave stripes up the side. A+

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/Beechcraft Chevy SS-Same as Cushman scheme, but with Beechcraft logo on sides. A+

Jamie McMurray #1 Lexar Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, fade replaces stripe on bottom, slight change of sponsors. A+.

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Ford FusionSame basic design as 2014, but with no gold stripe, vintage Miller Crest, or hop designs on the side. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford FusionNew redesign, similar in design to Joey Logano’s Shell/Pennzoil Ford, black replaces yellow as the primary color. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Wurth Ford FusionRedesign from last season, follows the Shell/Pennzoil template. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, blue Penske template on a black background C-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Genuine Draft Ford FusionThrowback scheme that ran from 1990-1996 A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller High Life Ford FusionBased on the design that Bobby Allison won the 1983 Sprint Cup Championship. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite/Penske 25th Anniversary Ford Fusion-Same as Miller Lite scheme but with a special design on the hood. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 1998 Throwback Ford FusionBased on the 1998 Rusty Wallace scheme, but with some subtle differences. Different logo on hood and sides, and a layers stripe on the stripes. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 2007 Gold Throwback Ford FusionBased loosely on the 2007 gold scheme raced at the Sprint Unlimited and All-Star Race, new hood logo and designs, door and hood numbers covered by blue. B-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 2010 Throwback Ford FusionBased on the Miller Lite scheme from 2010, with some changes to accommodate the Gen 6 car. B-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite/Careers for Veterans Ford Fusion-Same as Miller Lite but with Careers for Veterans on the quarter panel. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Avaya Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red, white and black Penske template. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite/Luke Bryan Ford Fusion-New scheme, same as Miller Lite but with Luke Bryan on the hood. A+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 Cheerios Chevy SSNo change A+

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Chevy SSNo change B+

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevy SSNo Change F

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Chevy SSNo Change A-

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Energy and Water Chevy SSNo change B-

Austin Dillon #3 Dow/WeatherTech Chevy SS-Same scheme as Dow B+

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Styrofoam Insulation Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, black with a downward fade to blue, and a Dow insulation motif on the front. C+

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Patriotic Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, silver with an American flag motif on the sides, roof and hood. B+

Austin Dillon #3 Weather Tech Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, white with a red and black roof, and red and black accents on the sides. A-

Austin Dillon #3 NRA Museum Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, black replaces blue on door number and behind. A+

Austin Dillon #3 Dow/Utility Chevy SS-Same as Dow scheme, B+.

Auston Dillon #3 Dow Agro Sciences Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red with black curved stripes starting at the door number and moving up the side of the rear. A+.

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015. throwback design based on a Richard Childress scheme from the 1970’s and 1980’s. Red top and bottom, white stripes on roof and sides. B-

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser Chevy SSNo change A

Kevin Harvick #4 Jimmie Johns Chevy SSNo change A

Kevin Harvick #4 Outback SteakhouseNo Change A

Kevin Harvick #4 Ditech Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, blue, and white is the primary color scheme A+

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, green, red, and white color scheme with a series of geometrical shapes across the side. F

Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, yellow with red and black stripes on bottom, sublimated yellow stripes on side. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Folds of Honor/Budweiser/Folds of Honor Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, slightly smaller logos on right side and hood. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #5

Kasey Kahne #5 Great Clips Chevy SSNo Change D+

Kasey Kahne #5 Time Warner Cable Chevy SSNo Change C

Kasey Kahne #5 Farmers Insurance Chevy SSComplete redesign from last year, black, and dark blue replaces light blue and silver, and the design has been completely revamped. C+

Kasey Kahne #5 Liftmaster Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red and white redesign of the Time Warner scheme. C+

Kasey Kahne #5 Pepsi Chevy SSNo change B+

Kasey Kahne #5 Great Clips/Shark Week Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, yellow, blue, aqua, and orange color scheme, similar to Great Clips, but with a shark motif. B+

Kasey Kahne #5 Aquafina Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, blue and white with a water motif. A+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Trevor Bayne #6 Advocare Ford Fusion-New team, new sponsor, red, white and blue is the color scheme. A+

Trevor Bayne #6 Advocare Camo Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, blue with a white front, and a camo motif across. F

TOMMY BALDWIN RACING #7

Alex Bowman #7 Nikko/Toy State Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Red borders a blue design on the sides and hood. D-

Alex Bowman #7 Accell Construction Chevy SSNo change. C-

Alex Bowman #7 DOC 360 Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, all black with DOC 360 logos on front and sides. A+

Alex Bowman #7 Chevy SS-All black with white numbers. A+

Alex Bowman #7 Golden Corral Chevy SS-Same scheme as #46, same C+ grade.

Alex Bowman #7 Chevy SS-All black with gold and white numbers. A+

Alex Bowman #7 Culer Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, dark blue, white, and green, with a wire-frame motif up the side. C+

Alex Bowman #7 Racing Rewards Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, green with a red paint stripe diagonally up the side. C+

Alex Bowman #7 Advance Auto Parts Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, black with a white stripe on the sides. A+

Alex Bowman #7 Marsh Supermarkets Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, white with red and green flames up the sides. B+

Alex Bowman #7 FW1 Wash and Wax Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, black with a diagonal red to green fade over door number and sides. B-

Alex Bowman #7 APC Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, black top, yellow stripe across sides blue bottom. B-

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #9

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Twisted Tea Ford FusionNo Change A

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Camping World/Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor set for 2015, a redesign of the Fresh From Florida #43 scheme. F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as Camping World Scheme, but with a darker green. F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Medallion Bank/Mercury Marine Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as Camping World Scheme, but with a red, white and blue as a color scheme. B+

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Lyons Financial Ford FusionRedesign of the Medallion Bank scheme, with a Lyons Financial logo on the hood. F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Nature Blast/Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, light green and dark green diagonal stripes up the side. F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Victory Junction/Shop.com Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, blue with a series of small white strips in a grid pattern on the side, and an oval with the sponsor on a white background. C+

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Jacob Companies Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, aqua, blue and white with a series of geometrical designs on sides and roof. B-

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Advance Auto Parts Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, dark yellow with black and red stripes on sides. B+

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Transportation Impact Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, Jacob Companies color scheme with a lightning bolt swirl design. C-

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Blue Emu Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, white front with blue rear, and white spirals on sides. B+

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Winn Dixie Throwback Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015, based on Mark Martin’s 1999 Winn Dixie scheme with modern logos. B-

STEWART-HAAS RACING #10

Danica Patrick #10 Aspen Dental Chevy SSSame basic design as last year, but the blue ovals on the white are more pronounced. C

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Chevy SSNew redesign with more black and less orange. F

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy/TaxAct Chevy SS-New sponsor combo for the Sprint Unlimited, front of the car retains traditional GoDaddy design, whereas back quarter panel is TaxAct. C-

Danica Patrick #10 TaxAct Chevy SS-One race sponsor, will run at Martinsville in March, red, white and black scheme, with diagonal design up the doors. C-

Danica Patrick #10 Mobil 1/Aspen Dental Chevy SSNew sponsor/scheme for 2015, a rehash of Tony Stewart’s #14 Mobil 1/ Bass Pro Shops scheme. C+

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Small Biz Force Chevy SS-Same as GoDaddy but with #smallbizforce on the hood. F

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Black Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, reversal of the current scheme with black on top, green on bottom. C+

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota CamryNew redesign with a much simpler front and more design on the sides. A+

Denny Hamln #11 FedEx Office Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express A+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Freight Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express A+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Ground Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express A+

Denny Hamlin #11 SportClips Toyota CamryNew redesign with a new door design C-

Denny Hamlin Autism Speaks Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, same as FedEx schemes but with an Autism Speaks color scheme. A+

Denny Hamlin #11 Sport Clips Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, white top and hood, black stripe across sides, vintage number design, and red bottom. C

GERMAIN RACING #13

Casey Mears #13 Geico Chevy SSNo Change. D-

Casey Mears #13 Geico/Squidward Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, blue and aqua with a Squidward tentacles motif. F

Casey Mears #13 Geico Millitary Chevy SSNo Change. F

STEWART-HAAS RACING #14

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy SSSame color scheme as last year, but with a new design on the side. C+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy SSSame color scheme as last year, but with a new design on the side. C+

Tony Stewart #14 Code 3 Associates/Mobil1 Chevy SSNo Change C+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Rush Truck Centers Chevy SSNo Change A+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops American Salute Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, white takes over for blue as the primary color, scheme is much simpler. A-

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shops/Arctic Cat Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, same as Bass Pro Shops but with Attic Cat on the sides. F

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shop Throwback/Mobil 1 Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, silver on top, red stripes across car, bottom is black, vintage Bass Pro Shops log on hood. C+

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shops/Ducks Unlimited Chevy SS-Same as Bass Pro Shops, but with Ducks unlimited on side. C+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

Clint Bowyer #15 5 Hour Energy Toyota CamryNo Change B+

Clint Bowyer #15 Peak Toyota CamryNo Change B

Clint Bowyer #15 Maxwell House Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue with orange and white wave designs on bottom. A

Clint Bowyer #15 Cherry 5-hour ENERGY benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation Toyota CamrySame scheme as last year, with a few minor associate changes. B+

Clint Bowyer #15 AAA Insurance Toyota CamryNo Change. B+

Clint Bowyer #15 Jack Links/Big Machine Records Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, Bowyer template with a red, white, and black color combo. B+

Clint Bowyer #15 Casey’s General Store Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, Bowyer template with green, red, white, and black color scheme. A-

Clint Bowyer #15 5 Hour Energy Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, front has Bowyer template, rear has sponsor logos. A+

Clint Bowyer #15 Buddy Baker Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, hand painted throwback to Buddy Baker’s 1974 scheme. A++

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #16

Greg Biffle #16 Cheez Its Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red with a cheese colored stripe and crackers on the side. A+

Greg Biffle #16 Clean Harbors Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red white and black design A-

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Fire Ant Killer Ford FusionNo change A-

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Home Defense Ford Fusion-New sponsor, white design with a red and yellow stripe on the bottom, with a net design on the side. A

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Bug-B-Gon Ford Fusion-New sponsor, new design, red, black, and white is the primary color scheme. A+

Greg Biffle #16 Cheez It/Patrick Starr Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red with an underwater motif and Patrick Starr on the hood. F

Greg Biffle #16 Safety Kleen Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, green, yellow, white, and black with an overly complex design on the sides. F

Greg Biffle #16 Lilly Diabetes Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, white front, red, black, and green stripes up the side. C-

Greg Biffle #16 Roush Performance Parts Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, same color scheme but with vertical stripes replacing the dot motif. C-

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, red with white hood, vintage numbers, logos, and consistency decals. A+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fastenal Ford Fusion-New primary sponsor, blue, and white is the color scheme. A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fifth-Third Bank Ford FusionSame color scheme as 2014, but with a new, simpler side design. A+

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 NOS Ford FusionSame color scheme as 2014, but with an updated design. B-

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Zest Ford FusionNo Change. F

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fastenal Patriotic Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, much more subtle patriotic design, with a star and stripe motif, which replaces the American motif. B+

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Ford EcoBoost Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, same as Carl Edwards in 2014. F

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Juicy Juice Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, green with red stripe and yellow dots. A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Cargil David Pearson Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on David Pearson’s 1969 Ford Torino Cobra. A+

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota CamryNo Change F-

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Crispy Toyota Camry-New design for 2015, with a green background and more emphasis on M&M’s Crispy, as well as a new hood logo. B-

David Ragan #18 Snickers Xtreme Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, brown with a series of fades around the Xtreme logo. D+

Kyle Busch #18 Pedigree Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, orange with white and blue on the bottom. A+

Erik Jones #18 M&M’s Red Nose Day Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, yellow with red noses replacing most of the M&M designs. Red Nose Day is an event to raise money for kids in poverty by having fun via a telethon staring a lot of comedians and stars. A+

Kyle Busch #18 Skittles Toyota CamryNo Change. A+

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Center Toyota Camry-Same as Interstate Batteries scheme. F

JOE GIBBS RACING #19

Carl Edwards #19 Stanley Toyota Camry-New team and new sponsor, yellow, black, and white is the color scheme. B+

Carl Edwards #19 Aaris Toyota Camry-New team and new sponsor, reddish orange with the Aaris logo used as part of the side stripe. A

Carl Edwards #19 Comcast Business Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue, silver and white, with a stripe that starts on the bottom, covers the car number, and takes over the top at the back. D-

Carl Edwards #19 SportClips Toyota Camry-New sponsor, same design as Denny Hamlin. C-

Carl Edwards #19 Subway Toyota CamryNew sponsor for Joe Gibbs, much simpler design. A+

Carl Edwards #19 Stanley/Cook’s Children’s Hospital Toyota CamrySlight redesign of the Stanley scheme, with one paitent name from each state on the car. B+

Carl Edwards #19 Minions Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, white with Minions in different poses on sides, deck-lid, and hood. A+

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Matt Kenseth #20 DeWalt Toyota Camry-New sponsor, black, green, yellow, and white is the color scheme.-A+

Matt Kenseth #20 Dollar General Toyota CamryMuch simpler than the 2014 scheme, with fewer side designs. A

Matt Kenseth #20 DeWalt Made In America Toyota Camry-Same basic DeWalt scheme, but with a patriotic motif on sides, and Made In America logo on hood. A+

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Ryan Blaney #21 Motorcraft/Quicklane Ford FusionNo Change A+

Ryan Blaney #21 Maryn Winters Motorcraft JDRF Ford Fusion-Designed by Maryn Winters, an 8 year old with type 1 diabetes, the car features a flower and park theme across the whole car. A+

Ryan Blaney #21 Snap On Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015, scheme mirrors that of Cruz Pedregon’s funny car. A+

Ryan Blaney #21 SKF Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, blue with white letters and a red and white Nike-style logo up the sides. A+

Ryan Blaney #21 Snap On Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, same as Snap On, but photos of Snap On distributors replace white. B-

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford FusionNo change D

Joey Logano #22 AAA Ford FusionThe AAA logo has been straightened up in 2015. D

Joey Logano #22 Southern California AAA Ford FusionRedesign of the AAA scheme, with Southern California AAA logo in place of the standard AAA logo. D

Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Platnum Ford FusionNo Change F

Joey Logano #22 Auto Trader.com Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015 Ford Fusion-Redesign using the Penske Template. D-

Joey Logano #22 Snap On Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015, scheme mirrors that of Cruz Pedregon’s funny car. A+

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Indy 500 Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, designed to match Helio Castroneves’ Indy 500 car. A+

Joey Logano #22 Auto Trader/Pennzoil Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as Shell/Pennzoil. D

BK RACING #23

J.J. Yeley #23 Dr. Pepper/Maxim Fantasy Sports Toyota Camry-New sponsor for the Daytona 500. Black on top, white on the bottom, red stripe in between, Dr Pepper style logo on the door number.-B-

JJ Yeley #23 Dr Pepper Toyota CamrySlight redesign for 2015, car keeps the red on top, new number design, and white on bottom. B-

J.J. Yeley #23 American Cancer Society Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, white, red and blue with a supplanted design on the blue, and a thunderbolt motif. C-

Alex Bowman #23 Dr. Pepper Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, all red with some sublimated I’m a Pepper logos and vintage Dr. Pepper and I’m a Pepper logos on the quarter panel. A+

JJ Yeley #23 We Salute You Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, white, with a patriotic motif on the sides and back. Donation of $10 will get a fallen soldier’s name on the hood and quarter panel. A+

JJ Yeley #23 Heinz Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, black with Heinz bottles on sides and back. A+

JJ Yeley #23 Dr. Pepper Toyota Camry-Same as Burger King #83, except Dr. Pepper replaces Burger King logos. A+

JJ Yeley #23 TraqGear/CoolShirt Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, dark blue, light blue, and white with a stripe and corner design on doors. A+

Jeb Burton #23 Estes Cat Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, Based on Ward Burton’s 2002 Daytona 500 Winning scheme. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

Jeff Gordon #24 3M Chevy SS-New design for 2015, silver, with red accents and numbers, with a white hood design that extends over the roof and deck-lid. A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta Chevy SSNo Change A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Pepsi Chevy SS-No Change A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevy SSMuch simpler redesign, with new hood logo and same color scheme A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Panasonic Toughbook Chevy SSNo Change A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta/Fix Auto Chevy SSSame basic Axalta scheme, but with Fix Auto on the side. A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta/Penn State Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, all blue with a slight blue twist design on the sides. B+

Jeff Gordon #24 Red Cross Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, all black with red accents. A

Jeff Gordon #24 AARP Member Services/United Health Care Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, black front which fades to red on hood, red stripes on sides. A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta Throwback Chevy SSBased on the scheme Jeff Gordon raced from 1993-2000. A+

Jeff Gordon #24 AARP Member Advantages/Chase Credit Cards Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, same as Member Services/United Health Care, but with Chase Credit Cards instead of United Health Care A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta “It’s Been a Great Ride” Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, will be run at Homestead, Jeff’s final race, same as Axalta, but with “It’s been a great ride” on quarter panel. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #25

Chase Elliott #25 NAPA Chevy SS-New sponsor and car number for 2015, blue is the primary sponsor, with a yellow design on the side. B

Chase Elliott #25 NAPA Fauxback Chevy SSTo be raced at Darlington, based on the 1985 Coors Ford design, but with NAPA colors and logos. C-

BK RACING #26

Jeb Burton #26 Live Deals Ford Fusion-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, will have similar design as JJ Yeley, but with orange, black, and white. B-

Jeb Burton #26 Maxim Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, white with black lettering. A+

Jeb Burton #26 Maxim Red Toyota CamryRed redesign of the white Maxim scheme, with BK Racing letter circle. A-

Jeb Burton #26 Estes Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, black on top, red stripe down the middle, yellow stripes on bottom. D+

Jeb Burton #26 Maxim Fantasy Sports/Estes Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, Red with Maxim Fantasy Sports on hood, and Estes on quarter panel. A+

Jeb Burton #26 Rocky Ridge Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, black, with red and gray curve designs on sides. F

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #27

Paul Menard #27 Pittsburgh Paints/Menard’s Chevy SSNo change A

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Serta Chevy SSSame basic scheme as 2014, but with more blue on the sides than last year. C+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Peak Chevy SSSome slight changes to the stripes, and roof F

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Duracel Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, using a black, yellow, and gold version of the Menard’s template. A+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Quaker State Chevy SSNo change C

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/FVP Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, standard Paul Menard Template with silver designs for FVP. A

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Sylvania Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red and yellow version of the Menard’s template. D-

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Schrock Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, 2015 Menard’s template with purple stripes. B+

Paul Menard #27 Moen/Menard’s Chevy SS-Menard’s Template with black and blue stripes across the sides. A+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Richmond Water Heaters Chevy SSNo Change. A+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Nebco Chevy SS-Menard’s template with Nebco on hood, and light blue on stripes. A+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Libman Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Menard’s template with green stripes. A+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Knauf Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Menard’s template with sky blue. D-

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, rainbow stripe pattern with vintage Menard’s logo and door numbers. A+

RAB RACING #29

Justin Marks #29 American Born Moonshine Toyota Camry-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, has a wood finished look, with white lettering. A+

TMG RACING #30

Ron Horniday #30 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevy SS-New team and sponsor for 2015. Two-tone green design with white lettering and yellow accents. C-

Ron Horniday #30 Toyota Camry-Matte black with blue and white lettering. A+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #31

Ryan Newman #31 Cat Chevy SSSame color scheme, but the car as a whole has been redesigned A+

Ryan Newman #31 Quicken Loans Chevy SSNo change A

Ryan Newman #31 Granger Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, green, red and white, with some designs on the side. B +

Ryan Newman #31 Caterpillar Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, Yellow with black stripes up the center and vintage logos. A+

Ryan Newman #31 Wix Filters Chevy SSNo Change. F

Ryan Newman #31 Cat/Quicken Loans Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, a more straight design replaces the curved design featured on last year’s car. C-

GO FAS RACING #32

Go FAS Racing #32 Keen Parts Ford FusionSimpler redesign and a much simpler color scheme. B+

Go FAS Racing #32 C&J Energy Services Ford FusionSame color scheme, but with a different and much more complex side design F

Mike Bliss #32 Draft Demons Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red and black diagonal stripes with a fire motif at the bottom. A

Mike Bliss #32 King Taco Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red, gold and white, with a circular design on the sides, and vintage lettering on the quarter panels and hood. B+

Mike Bliss #32 Keen Parts/Corvetteparts.net Ford FusionNew design for 2015, light blue has been eliminated entierly, replaced with black and grey. Cutting edge design replaced 1960’s design. F

Mike Bliss #32 Rimrock Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, black with red and green designs on the side. F

Mike Bliss #32 Texas Tech Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red fade to black with a large Texas Tech logo on the back. A

Mike Bliss #32 Alpha Floors/JoeUSA.com Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, all white with logos on the hood. A+

Joey Gase #32 Donate For Life/Corvette Parts Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as Corvette Parts. F

Mike Bliss #32 Rimrock Devlin/Corvette Parts Ford Fusion-Same as Corvette Parts but with Rimrock Devlin on side. F

Travis Kvapil #32 Victorypress.biz Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, all white with Victorypress.biz logo on side. A+

Boris Said #32 SPG Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, white with SPG logos on hood. A+

Boris Said Genesee Beer Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015,based on old school AMC Matador schemes A+

Michael McDonald #32 Draft Demons Ford Fusion-New scheme for Red, yellow, and white with a fire and devil motif up the side. F

Josh Wise #32 Brandeis Machinery Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, similar to Rimrock Devlin but with a different color scheme. F

Travis Kvapil #32 Skuttletight Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, green, black and white with an angled stripe up the side. A+

Josh Wise #32 Tom Siple Foundation Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, white with black and yellow letters, and Tom Siple Foundation logos on sides and hood. A+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING/CIRCLE SPORT RACING #33

Ty Dillon #33 Yuengling Brewery Chevy SS-New sponsor, red, white, and blue is the primary color scheme. A+

Ty Dillon #33 Cheerios Chevy SS-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, based on Austin Dillon’s Cheerios scheme, but with a Kroger’s logo on the hood. A

Brian Scott #33 White Tail Lodge Chevy SSNo change. D-

Alex Kennedy #33 Dream Factory Chevy SSNo Change. B

Michael Annett #33 Pilot/Flying J Chevy SS-This one requires an explanation. At Atlanta, Michael Annett didn’t get his car through inspection in time, and didn’t get to qualify. Brian Scott offered his ride to Annett that weekend, and so the car was repainted. A+

Alex Kennedy #33 Honor and Remember Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red, yellow, and white, diagonal stripes up the sides, and a flag motif on the hood. B-

Ty Dillon #33 Nexium Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, blue and yellow color scheme, yellow on hood, with a right angle design that extends to the door. A-

Ty Dillon #33 Plankton Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, pink with the character’s face on the hood, which fades to blue towards the back. Krabby Patties are located behind the door number, and the character is depicted behind the rear wheel. F

Brian Scott #33 Kraft Singles Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, patriotic motif with a series of geometrical designs on the sides. F

Brian Scott #33 Shore Lodge Chevy SSNo change. B+

Travis Kvapil #33 Chevy SS-Black with white letters. A+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #34

David Ragan #34 KFC Ford FusionRedesign for 2015, all white front, KFC style stripes on the back. A+

David Ragan #34 CSX Ford FusionSame basic scheme, though the word bubble on the hood has been replaced with a CSX logo. A+

David Ragan #34 Southern Belle Seafood Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, blue, white, and red, follows the “Front Row Motorsports Template” with a stripe that curves above and around the door number, that separates the colors of the car. A+

Chris Buescher #34 A&W Ford FusionNo Change. A+

Brett Moffitt #34 Dockside Logistics Ford FusionNo change. A+

Brett Moffit #34 CSX Veterans Ford Fusion-Same as CSX but with Proud to Hire Our Veterans with a series of veterans groups logos on hood. A+

Brett Moffat #34 A&W National Root Beer Float Day Ford Fusion-Same as A&W scheme. A+

Chris Buscher #34 Bully Hill Vineyards Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, moves from BK Racing to Front Row Motorsports, black replaces blue on primary design. D+

Brett Moffitt #34 No Escape Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, dark blue with a texture motif, orange letters and numbers. C-

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #35

Cole Whitt #35 Speed Stick Gear Ford FusionNo Change A

Cole Whitt #35 Rinnai Filters Ford FusionSame scheme as 2014, different team. A+

Cole Whit #35 Sprouts Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red and blue, with a fruit design on the side. A+

Cole Whitt #35 Ford Fusion-All white with orange and black letters. A+

Cole Whitt #35 Standard Plumbing Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, all white with red oval Standard Plumbing logos. A+

Cole Whitt #35 Tweaker Energy Shot Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015. All black with Tweaker Energy Shot logos on sides and hood. A+

Cole Whitt #35 Uponor Plumbing Products Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, black with blue and white letters on sides. A+

Cole Whitt #35 KFC Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as #34. A+

Cole Whitt #35 MDS Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, white with black logos and gold and black numbers. A+

Cole Whitt #35 Dockside Logistics Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, same as #34. A+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #38

David Gilliland #38 Love’s Travel Stops Ford FusionNo change A

David Gilliland #38 MDS Ford FusionSame scheme as 2014, but different team. A-

David Gilliland #38 The Pete Store Ford FusionAlmost the same as last year, with a slight change in the curve behind the driver letters. A+

David Gilliland #38 Farm Rich Ford FusionNew team for Farm Rich, same scheme as last year. A+

David Gilliland #38 Love’s Support the Troops Ford FusionNo change. F

David Gilliland #38 Florida Lottery Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, Front Row template, with a blue, orange and green color scheme. C+

David Gilliland #38 FFA/CSX Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, white front and back, blue FFA motif in center, yellow stripes divide the two. B+

David Gilliland #38 Cash Crash Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, Front Row template, green bottom, white top, red numbers and line separating the top and bottom. C+

HILLMAN-SMITH MOTORSPORTS #40

Landon Cassill #40 Snap 24-7 Fitness Chevy SSSlight redesign from last year, with the black quarter panel replaced with red. A+

Landon Cassill #40 Cars For Sale Chevy SSNo Change C-

Landon Cassill #40 CRC 1-Tank Renew Chevy SSNo Change. B-

Landon Cassill #40 Percon Chevy SS-All red with Percon logos on the hood and sides. A+

Landon Cassill #40 Newton Business Supplies Chevy SSNew team, same scheme. B-

Landon Cassill #40 CRC Knock’er Loose Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, green with red lettering and a black design on the hood and designs. F

Landon Cassill #40 Link-Belt Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, all black with Link-Belt logos on the sides and hood. A+

Landon Cassill #40 Snap Fitness Patriotic Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, battered American Flag motif. A+

Landon Cassill #40 CRC Brakleen Chevy SSNo change. A

Landon Cassill #40 Interstate Moving Services Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, red, white, and blue with a patriotic motif on sides. A+

Landon Cassill #40 Interstate Moving/Precon Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, black with interstate logo on hood, and Precon logo on sides. A+

Landon Cassill #40 Chevy SS-Black with white numbers. A+

Landon Cassill #40 Hillman Automotive Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, black with white numbers and Hillman Automotive on hood. A+

Landon Cassill #40 Proud to be an American Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, based on Sterling Marlin’s patriotic car from the Protection One 400. A+

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #42

Kyle Larson #42 Target Chevy SSSame basic design as 2014, but with some sponsor changes on the quarter panel. B-

Kyle Larson #42 White Target Chevy SSSame basic design as 2014, but with some sponsor changes on the quarter panel. B-

Kyle Larson #42 Energizer Eco Advanced Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, different stripe color, fewer logos on the side. D

Kyle Larson #42 Axe White Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, all white with silver Target logos, and silver Axe logos. A

Kyle Larson #42 Viva Vantage Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, dark blue with white lettering, and a wave pattern across the sides. A+

Kyle Larson #42 Target Camo Chevy SSNo Change. F.

Kyle Larson #42 Target Bullseye Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, same basic scheme, but with Bullseye the dog on the sides and hood. A+

Kyle Larson #42 Coca Cola/Target Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Coca Cola makes a rare car sponsor appearance, red with Target logos on bottom, and Coca Cola bottle on hood and sides. A+

Kyle Larson #42 Suave Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, blue with a silver stripe on the front, and Suave logos on sides. A+

Kyle Larson #42 Clorox Chevy SSNo Change. D-

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almoriola #43 Eckrich Ford FusionSame basic design, but with a Nathans logo on the rear. C+

Aric Almirola #43 Smithfield Ford FusionNo change B+

Aric Almirola #43 Fresh From Florida Ford FusionNo Change. F

Aric Almirola #43 STP Ford FusionNo Change. A+

Aric Almirola #43 Smithfield/Cheney Brothers Ford FusionSlight redesign of the Smithfield scheme, with a Cheney Brothers logo B+

Aric Almirola #43 United States Air Force Ford FusionNo Change. A+

Aric Almirola #43 Nathan’s Hot Dogs Ford FusionSame basic scheme as 2014, but a blue roof replaces the yellow roof. B+

Aric Almirola #43 Armour Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, Petty blue with green and red numbers, and Armour logos on sides and hood. A-

Aric Almirola #43 STP 1972 Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on Richard Petty’s 1972 STP Dodge. A+

TEAM XTREME RACING #44

Reed Sorenson #44 Golden Corral Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, same design as 2015 #36. A

Travis Kvapil #44 Phoenix Warehouse Chevy SSNo Change F

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #46

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J Chevy SS-New car number and design. White is the primary color, with red and yellow accents on the sides and front. A+

Michael Annett #46 Cypress HQ Chevy SSNew team for Cypress in 2015, some slight stripe changes on the quarter panel, and a darker blue. F

Michael Annett #46 Northland Oil Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red with black design and white lettering. D-

Michael Annett #46 Philmor Chevy SS-New Sponsor for 2015, yellow, orange and red, with a series of differing designs on the front, sides and back. F

Michael Annett #46 Allstate Peterbuilt Chevy SS-Same basic scheme as last year, with some slight associate sponsor changes, and a new rear quarter panel. A

Michael Annett #46 Bene-Fit Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, same as Cypress HQ scheme. F

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J/Sherwin Williams Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, white with red logos, and a large Sherwin Williams can on the side. A+

Michael Annett #46 Pilot Camo Throwback Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, BDU style camoflage scheme that harkens back to Alan Kulwiki in 1991. A+

Michael Annett #46 Switch Hitch Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, same as #51 Switch Hitch but white replaces black as the primary color. A+

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, black with yellow stripes, and vintage Pilot and modern Flying J logos. C+

JTG DAUGHTERY RACING #47

AJ Allmendinger #47 Better Than Bullion Chevy SS-New Sponsor for 2015, all black with a gold stripe running down the side. A+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Best Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side. B+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Clorox Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side. A

AJ Allmendinger #47 House Autry Chevy SS-New primary sponsor for 2015, Red sides, with blue roof and posts. A+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Chilli Beans Chevy SS-New sponsor, yellow to orange to yellow fade across whole car. A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Hungry Jack Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side. A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Kingsford Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side. A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Scott Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side. A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Grilling Beans Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side. A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Kroger Chevy SSNo change A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Kroger/Scotts Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, red on the front, white curve with sponsors on the back sides, the hood is blue and white, the roof is blue. A+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Kroger/Better than Bullion Chevy SS-Same scheme as Kroger/Scott’s scheme. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s Chevy SSNew design, bears a resemblance to the old Kobalt tools scheme from 2009. C-

Jimmie Johnson #48 Kobalt Chevy SSNew design, redesigned version of the current Lowe’s scheme. C-

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowes Pro Services Chevy SS-New design for 2015, same as current Lowe’s scheme, but with PRO SERVICES written on hood and quarter panels. C-

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowes/Jimmie Johnson Foundation Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, black with a dark blue stripe across the hood and roof. A+

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, blue and creme with throwback logos. B-

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #51

Justin Allgaier #51 Brandt Chevy SSSame primary design, but the door number has reversed colors. A+

Justin Allgaier #51 Switch Hitch/Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy SS-New sponsor set for 2015, all black with yellow and orange stripes that go around the side of the car. D-

Justin Allgaier #51 Flipping Ships Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, dark blue, with a fade from top to bottom, and a sublimated wave design. B+

Justin Allgaier #51 Auto-Owners Insurance Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, redesign of the old scheme. White has been mostly replaced with dark blue and black. B+

Justin Allgaier #51 AccuDoc Solutions/FOE Chevy SS-Same as FOE, but with AccuDoc on hood. D+

Justin Allagaier #51 SEM Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, black with white and red SEM logos on sides and hood. A+

Justin Allgaier #51 Switch Hitch Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, black with an orange stripe up the side. A+

Justin Allgaier #51 Trademark Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red, white and blue, with a patriotic motif. A+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #55

Brian Vickers #55 Aaron’s Toyota CamrySame basic design as last year, the nose has been changed, the main blue is slightly darker, and the gold has been replaced with light blue A+

Brett Moffitt #55 Aaron’s 60th Anniversary Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, colors are reversed, new logo on the hood. A+

Brian Vickers #55 Janssen Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue, yellow, and orange with a wave pattern across the side. A+

Brett Moffitt #55 Aaron’s/Steve Byrnes Tribute Toyota Camry-Same as Aaron’s but with A fitting tribute to a tragic death. A+

David Ragan #55 Aaron’s/Spongebob Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue to purple fade, yellow on the quarter panel, with Spongebob on the hood. D-

David Ragan #55 Aaron’s.com Toyota Camry-New scheme, slight redesign of the Aaron’s scheme. A+

David Ragan #55 Aaron’s Ken Ragan Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, throwback to David’s father Ken’s 1990’s car. A+

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #62

Brian Scott #62 Shore Lodge Chevy SS-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, Black with white lettering and silver designs. B-

Brendan Gaughn #62 Diathrive Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, black, with a blue and white arch up the side. C+

Brendan Gaughn #62 Chevy SS-Black with red and yellow numbers, A+

Brendan Gaughn #62 Vydox Plus Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, white with a blue fade on the hood and roof, with a red oval on the bottom of the quarter panel. A

Brendan Gaughn #62 Low T Central Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, all black with Low T Central logos on the hood and quarter panels. A+

Brendan Gaughn #62 Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, all black with red, black, and yellow letters. A+

Timmy Hill #62 Ford Fusion-New manufacturer and scheme, black with gold and white numbers. A+

Reed Sorenson #62 Chevy SS-New scheme and manufacturer for 2015, white with blue stripes and blue numbers. A+

Reed Sorenson #62 Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, all white with blue and black numbers. A+

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #66

Mike Wallace #66 Crazy Vapors/X8 Energy Gum Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, Hood has Crazy Vapors green stripe design, side has X8 abstract design. F

Tanner Berryhill #66 Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, all black with silver, white and blue letters. A+

FURNITURE ROW RACING #78

Martin Truex Jr. #78 Furniture Row Chevy SSNo Change A+

Martin Truex Jr. #78 Furniture Row Racing/Colorado Freedom Memorial Chevy SS-Same as Furniture Row but with Colorado Freedom Memorial and World Vision on quarter panel. A+

BK RACING #83

Johnny Sauter #83 Dustless Blasting Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, green stripes up the hood and roof, white design with Dr Pepper style door numbers. B-

Matt Dibenedetto #83 Burger King Toyota CamrySlight redesign for 2015, black takes over as primary color, Dr. Pepper design around door numbers. B-

Matt Dibenedetto #83 Dr Pepper Toyota Camry-Same as Burger King. B-

BK Racing #83 Cosmo Motors Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, black with red and gray wave patterns on the sides. C-

Matt DiBenedetto #83 Dan Bilzerian Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, white with Dan Bilzerian on hood, and logos on side. A+

Matt DiBenedetto #83 Anest Iwata Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, black on top, aqua on bottom, white stripe down the sides. A+

Matt DiBenedetto #83 Voodoo Grills Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, slight redesign for the side stripes, and the new door logo is present. F

Matt DiBenedetto #83 Cosmo Motors Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, black, red, white and gray with a series of oval designs on sides, hoods, and roof. C-

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Nationwide Chevy SSNo Change B+

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevy SSNo major changes,except a Nationwide logo replaces the National Guard logo. D-

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Kelly Blue Book Chevy SSSame basic design but blue has replaced white as the primary color. B

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Mountain Dew Dewshine Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, green background with gold lettering and white front bumper. A+

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Mountain Dew Baja Blast Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, silver front, with black wave pattern on the quarter panel. D-

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Amp Energy Passionfruit Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, all black with a series of blue and yellow designs on the sides and roof. D+

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Nationwide Patriotic Chevy SS-Black on top, silver stripe down center, American flag motif on bottom. A+

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Windows 10 Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, white on front, three stripes transferring to blue after the windshield. A+

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Valvoline Buddy Baker Throwback Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, classic Valvoline scheme from 1984. A+

LEVINE FAMILY RACING #95

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Ford FusionRedesign of last year’s scheme, another example of logo as a stripe pattern. A

Michael McDowell #95 K-Love Ford FusionTemplate has been redesigned, and the city outline on the rear quarterpanel has been removed. A

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Silver Ford Fusion-Redesign of Thrivent Financial scheme, with the logo on the sides removed, and silver replaces the red on the sides. A

Michael McDowell #95 WRL Contractors/Thrivent Financial/Larry the Lobster Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, white with blue and purple stripes on the hood and sides, yellow quarter panel with Larry the Lobster. D-

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Ford Fusion– A

PHIL PARSONS RACING/PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #98

Josh Wise #98 Phoenix Construction Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, all white with red lettering, and red and black numbers A+

Josh Wise #98 Mike Curb 200th Start Ford Fusion-Same as Phoenix Warehouse, but with a different quarter panel and hood design. A+

Josh Wise #98 Ford Fusion-White with black and red lettering, A+

Josh Wise #98 Steve Byrnes Tribute Ford Fusion-Simple dedication to the memory of Steve Byrnes, who passed away from cancer this season. A+

Josh Wise #98 Royal Teak Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, all white with black and blue letters. A+

Josh Wise #98 Ford Fusion-Plain white with Royal Teak color lettering. A+

Josh Wise #98 Dogecoin Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, all white with Doge on hood, and back. A+

Josh Wise #98 Big Red/Xyience Ford Fusion-Big Red logos on sides and hood, Xyience on sides as well, spilled soda motif across whole car. F

Timmy Hill #98 Curb Record/Tim Duggar White Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, white with black lettering and Tim Duggar on hood. A+

Timmy Hill #98 Curb Record/Tim Duggar Black Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, black with white Tim Duggar hood and white lettering and numbers. A+

Reed Sorenson #98 Chevy SS-New scheme and manufacturer for 2015, white with blue stripes and blue numbers. A+

Timmy Hill #98 Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, white with a blue roof, and blue and black numbers. A+

Timmy Hill #98 Big Daddy RV’s Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, all white with Big Daddy’s RV’s logo on hood. A+

My Thoughts On The Justin Wilson Situation

By David G. Firestone

I didn’t mean to post the My Thoughts On article on Monday, but I’m glad I did. I need to address the Justin Wilson situation. Sadly, I’m having to do another article about a top level driver death this year. But I’m wondering if something will change for IndyCar design within the next few years.

Just to recap, Justin Wilson was a former Formula 1 and IndyCar driver, who has 7 wins total in Champ Car and IndyCar. He finished 2nd in 2006 and 2007, winning the Greg Moore Legacy Award in both years. He had 16 starts in Formula 1, but only scored on championship point, with no wins or podiums. He was signed to Andretti Autosport for the 2015 Indianapolis 500, and was brought on for the last 5 races of the year.

At the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono on lap 179, Sage Karem spun out, and hit the wall. The nose cone came off the car, and as Wilson drove through the scene, it hit Wilson in the head, and he crashed into the wall. As his car slowed to a stop, he was obviously unconscious, and had to be airlifted from the scene. He never regained consciousness, and died last night.

Obviously this is a tragedy, BUT there might be some good that comes of this. I’m really wondering if canopies will come to IndyCar. I discussed this after the 2014 Grand Prix of Indianapolis, where James Hinchcliffe was hit by a much smaller piece of debris and suffered a concussion. In that article, I discussed how I think IndyCar will get canopies at some point, similar to many NHRA dragsters. Tony Schumacher has stated that he started using a canopy on his dragster because he was scared that he would take a bird to the helmet, and the damage it would cause. Well, the piece that Wilson took was much larger than most birds than Schumacher would encounter.

Above and beyond that, the last two deaths in IndyCar, Dan Wheldon in 2011, and Wilson’s death could have been avoided if canopies had been added. I’m thinking that the canopies will be added starting within the next few years. The purists are going to scream when they are added, but I’d rather not see another driver die like that! This needs to happen soon!

No racing fan wants to see drivers die, that is a fact. But changes need to happen to prevent driver deaths, and this is the change that needs to happen. If the purists want to scream, let them, but I’m sick of seeing driver die! Remember that since 2011, in IndyCar and F1, there were 3 driver deaths that all could have easily been prevented with the addition of canopies, yet nobody wants to accept that they are needed.

I’m pleading with IndyCar, don’t listen to fans who are stuck in the past, do what’s right for your drivers!

My Thoughts On The Jared Fogle Situation

By David G. Firestone

As you are all aware by this point, Jared Fogle, who for 15 years was a spokesman for Subway plead guilty to possessing child pornography, and traveling to have sex with a minor last week. His actions were reprehensible to say the least. It should also be noted that Russell Taylor, who was the director of the Jared Foundation, a group devoted to preventing childhood obesity, was arrested and charged with child exploitation, possession of child pornography, and voyeurism. I’m not going to try and defend Jared, because he’s not something that can be defended. Sexual exploitation of children is disgusting.

I am however, going to defend Subway in this situation. Subway employed him as a spokesman, and was not aware of what he was doing in his off duty hours. Whenever something like this happens, people who have agendas against the company will place blame on the company. Do you really think that Subway supported him traveling to have sex with a minor? Do you really think Subway supported him downloading child porn? Subway couldn’t have had less to do with this situation!

The idea of blaming a whole company because one or two people involved with the company is a perv, or a criminal, to me, is idiotic. Another example is when Kmart inked a deal with Martha Stewart in 2001. Kmart agreed to start selling Martha Stewart’s merchandise, and things were going well, until she went to prison in 2003 for insider trading. Kmart immediately felt the need to apologize and defend themselves, despite the fact that they couldn’t have had less to do with the Stewart case.

People with agendas like to use controversies to prove their point, even if the agenda couldn’t have less to do with the company, and I get so tired of hearing this nonsense. Again, what Jared did was horrific, and disgusting, but Subway isn’t a part of this! He did this on his own time, and didn’t involve the company, so please stop making the company look like they supported him from day one in downloading porn, and traveling to have sex with a child.

Paint Scheme Grades-August 22, 2015

By David G. Firestone

We have our first 2016 paint scheme, and I will grade it as normal. I know that the scheme might change.

Danica Patrick #10 Nature’s Bakery Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2016, and for the first new scheme, it looks much better than anything I have seen on Danica’s car thus far. However, since this may not be the final scheme for 2016, I will take it with a grain of salt. I will give in an A+.\

Now on to the 2015 schemes…

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite/Luke Bryan Ford Fusion-Same as Miller Lite, but with Luke Bryan on the hood, I’ll give it an A+.

Alex Bowman #7 APC Chevy SS-The scheme looks decent, but if the black were replaced by white, it would look better. The APC color scheme would look better with a white background. Still, it’s a decent scheme, but it has a B- look to it.

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Transportation Impact Ford Fusion-Transportation Impact’s attempt to use the Petty C around the numbers as part of the design scheme look awful, and the whole scheme is much awkward. If that lightning bolt was removed, it would be an A scheme, but because of the bad design, it earns a C-.

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Blue Emu Ford Fusion-Another attempt to use the Petty C in the scheme, but this works much better. It’s much smoother, and it works. Sadly, the front nose design looks odd, and the red C near the door number doesn’t fit with the whole scheme. I’ll give it a B+.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Cargil David Pearson Throwback Ford Fusion– A very accurate throwback from David Pearson’s Holman-Moody days. Bonus point to Cargil for adding the vintage lettering on the sides. You can’t give this scheme anything lower than an A+.

Jeb Burton #26 Rocky Ridge Toyota CamryLeave it to BK Racing to completely miss the point of the THROWBACK RACE at Darlington! I got it wrong, this was run at Bristol. The color scheme is good, but it can’t save this scheme, which shouldn’t be running at a throwback race. I give it an F.

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Knauf Chevy SS-Some templates don’t work with certain color schemes, and this is a perfect example. The sky blue/neon yellow color scheme is awful, and the design is keeping it afloat. I give it a D-

Josh Wise #32 Tom Siple Foundation Ford Fusion-The Tom Siple Foundation was created in 2008 after Tom Siple died of cancer. The foundation exists to give terminally ill and severely disabled individuals a chance to hunt before their time comes. It’s a great charity, and they have a great paint scheme, earning an A+.

Travis Kvapil #33 Chevy SS-Great color scheme with a smooth design will always earn an A+.

Brett Moffitt #34 No Escape Ford Fusion-If the lettering and door numbers weren’t so bright I would be able to give it a better grade, but I can’t give this anything better than a C-.

Cole Whitt #35 Dockside Logistics Chevy SS-Same as #34 Dockside scheme, same A+ grade.

David Gilliland #38 Cash Crash Ford Fusion-The Front Row template can work very well with the right color scheme, but this isn’t the right color scheme. The green is too bright, the red clashes with it, and the hood design is awful. I’ll be kind and give it a C+.

Landon Cassill #40 Hillman Automotive Chevy SSGreat color scheme with a smooth design will always earn an A+.

Kyle Larson #42 Clorox Chevy SS-Same scheme as last year, same D-grade.

Kyle Larson #42 Target/Cartwheel Chevy SS-Not only is this a great design and color scheme, I would love to see it reversed and made the primary scheme. An A+ scheme for sure.

Kyle Larson #42 Mello Yello Chevy SS-I love a good, accurate throwback, and this is a perfect example of one. It looks just as good now as it did then, I give it an A+.

Aric Almirola #43 Armour Ford Fusion– The yellow roof numbers have been going on too long, they look awful, and it takes an A+ down to an A-.

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s Throwback Chevy SS-If the cream was replaced by white, I would give it an A+ but because is isn’t it takes it down to a B-.

David Ragan #55 Aaron’s Ken Ragan Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, throwback to David’s father Ken’s 1990’s car. -This is a scheme that throws back to Ken Ragan’s old scheme. I love a good, accurate throwback, and this is a perfect example of one. It looks just as good now as it did then, I give it an A+.

Reed Sorenson #62 Chevy SSGreat color scheme with a smooth design will always earn an A+.

Matt DiBenedetto #83 Cosmo Motors Toyota Camry-The only good thing I can say about this scheme is that it has a decent color scheme. C-

Timmy Hill #98 Ford Fusion-Great color scheme with a smooth design will always earn an A+.

Wine and Auto Racing…An Unlikely Partership.

rolex24glasses-1By David G. Firestone

I prefer driver suits, but I look for other forms of racing memorabilia as well. Every once in a while, I will come across something that I’ve never seen before. In this case, I came across a pair of lead crystal wine glasses from the Rolex 24.

Most racing fans only think of wine when it is being sprayed around in victory lane, or being given out as a trophy. However, wine is becoming ever more present at auto racing events for fan consumption, as it has in all other sports. Most NASCAR fans, myself included, stick to beer or soda, but in NASCAR and many other racing events, Formula 1 for example, fans will sip wine while watching the action.  Every so often, a vineyard will sponsor a car, usually at Sonoma.

Further proof that wine is becoming a standard in auto racing is that Mario Andretti, Richard Childress, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Buckler, and Randy Lewis all own wineries or vineyards. Benny Parsons owned one before he passed away. Many other athletes own them as well, including Wayne Gretzky, Valeri Bure, Mike Ditka, Peggy Fleming, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Mickey Morandini, and Charles Woodson. In addition to his successful iced tea/lemonade drink, Arnold Palmer has his own line of wines. Wine really is mainstream, and is popular in auto racing.

Most tracks will sell event branded pint glasses, but I came across these wine glasses from The 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona. These lead crystal glasses are about nine inches tall, and have the Rolex 24 logo printed on the side with some very nice etchings on the Rolex logo. These are high quality wine glasses. Lead crystal is used on wine glasses because of the strength, clarity, ease of etching, and, interestingly, the tone made during a toast.rolex24glasses-2 rolex24glasses-3 rolex24glasses-4 rolex24glasses-5 rolex24glasses-6 rolex24glasses-7 rolex24glasses-8 rolex24glasses-9

Ok, now with that out of the way, next week, we go back to what I love…Driver Suits!

DGF2099 Productions-Introduction to Sports Memorabilia-Phil LePan 1995 Indy 500 Collection

Phil LePan’s collection of Indy 500 memorabilia from the 1995 event will be featured this week.

NASCAR Throwback Tracker-August 20, 2015

2015 THROWBACK SCHEMES

THROWBACK

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller High Life Ford FusionBased on the design that Bobby Allison won the 1983 Sprint Cup Championship. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Genuine Draft Ford FusionThrowback scheme that ran from 1990-1996 A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 1998 Throwback Ford FusionBased on the 1998 Rusty Wallace scheme, but with some subtle differences. Different logo on hood and sides, and a layers stripe on the stripes. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 2007 Gold Throwback Ford FusionBased loosely on the 2007 gold scheme raced at the Sprint Unlimited and All-Star Race, new hood logo and designs, door and hood numbers covered by blue. B-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 2010 Throwback Ford FusionBased on the Miller Lite scheme from 2010, with some changes to accommodate the Gen 6 car. B-

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Cargil David Pearson Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on David Pearson’s 1969 Ford Torino Cobra. A+

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Ryan Blaney #21 Motorcraft/Quicklane Ford FusionNo Change A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta Throwback Chevy SSBased on the scheme Jeff Gordon raced from 1993-2000. A+

GO FAS RACING #32

Boris Said Genesee Beer Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015,based on old school AMC Matador schemes A+

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #42

Kyle Larson #42 Mello Yello Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, throwback to Kyle Petty’s Mello Yello Pontiac. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almirola #43 STP Ford FusionNo Change. A+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #55

David Ragan #55 Aaron’s Ken Ragan Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, throwback to David’s father Ken’s 1990’s car. A+

FAUXBACK

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015. throwback design based on a Richard Childress scheme from the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Red top and bottom, white stripes on roof and sides. B-

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, yellow with red and black stripes on bottom, sublimated yellow stripes on side. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 Sport Clips Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, white top and hood, black stripe across sides, vintage number design, and red bottom. C

STEWART-HAAS RACING #14

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shop Throwback/Mobil 1 Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, silver on top, red stripes across car, bottom is black, vintage Bass Pro Shops log on hood. C+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #25

Chase Elliott #25 NAPA Fauxback Chevy SSTo be raced at Darlington, based on the 1985 Coors Ford design, but with NAPA colors and logos. C-

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #31

Ryan Newman #31 Caterpillar Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, Yellow with black stripes up the center and vintage logos. A+

NON THROWBACK SCHEMES FOR DARLINGTON

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Black Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, reversal of the current scheme with black on top, green on bottom. C+

Ryan Blaney #21 Snap On Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, same as Snap On, but photos of Snap On distributors replace white. B-

Jeb Burton #26 Rocky Ridge Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, black, with red and gray curve designs on sides. F

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