Paint Scheme Grades-October 10, 2015

By David G. Firestone

First we have four new 2016 schemes…

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Chevy SS-A mainstay of NASCAR sponsorship, Busch makes its return in 2016, along with Busch Light as the primary sponsor of Kevin Harvick’s car. This design, based on a throwback can is great, and I can’t say anything bad about it. A+

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Chevy SS-Based on a Busch Light can, everything I like about Busch also applies here. A+

Marin Truex Jr. #78 Furniture Row Toyota CamryNo change A+

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 TaxSlayer Chevy SS-The colors scheme is really good, and the design works well. I like the gold designs and door numbers too. A+

Now on to the 2015 schemes…

Jamie McMurray #1 Naturemade Gummies Chevy SS-No. Redeeming. Features. At. All. F

Trevor Bayne #6 Advocare Pink Ford Fusion-In keeping with Driver Suit Blog policy, all pinkwashing schemes earn an automatic F.

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Walmart/SlimFast Ford Fusion-Same as Walmart scheme, same B- grade.

Greg Biffle #16 Roush Performance Parts Pink Ford Fusion-In keeping with Driver Suit Blog policy, all pinkwashing schemes earn an automatic F.

Kyle Busch #18 Halloween M&M’s Toyota Camry-M&M’s always has top notch M&M’s Halloween schemes, and this scheme is no exception. The color and design work very well, and earn an A+.

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Pink Toyota Camry-In keeping with Driver Suit Blog policy, all pinkwashing schemes earn an automatic F.

Ryan Blaney #21 PPG Automotive Finishes Ford Fusion-Great color scheme, the blue works well, and the paint streaks to the white rear looks really good. A+

Jeb Burton #23 Dr. Pepper Pink Toyota Camry-In keeping with Driver Suit Blog policy, all pinkwashing schemes earn an automatic F.

Brett Moffitt #34 Dockside Logistics Ford Fusion-Great color scheme and great design scheme earns an A+.

Landon Cassill #40 Cars For Sale Pink Chevy SS-In keeping with Driver Suit Blog policy, all pinkwashing schemes earn an automatic F.

Kyle Larson #42 Target Plaid Chevy SS-Plaid does not look good on race cars, no matter what. D-

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s Red Vest Chevy SS-When I first heard about this scheme I thought the red would improve the scheme, but it actually takes a B- scheme down to a C-.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.#88 Nationwide/Plenti Chevy SS-I’m not sure if the Plenti designs are meant to be confetti, butterflies, birds, or what, but they take a B+ scheme down to a C+.

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial/Habitat For Humanity Ford Fusion-The use of gray can be a minefield, but this works well, and the overall design looks good too. A+

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