Paint Scheme Grades-April 23, 2016

By David G. Firestone

Kasey Kahne #5 Dewcision Mountain Dew Pitch Black Chevy SS-So Mountain Dew is giving fans the opportunity to bring back one of two flavors, Pitch Black or Baja Blast in a competition called “Dewcision.” They are running three paint schemes to promote it, and all of them are exactly the same except for colors. The color schemes themselves are good, but the design is horrible, and they just look bad, so I give them all a D-.

Kasey Kahne #5 Drive to End Hunger Chevy SS-This is the best Kasey has looked all year! Great design, great color scheme, and a great look. I give it an A+

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fifth-Third Bank Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same A+ grade.

Kyle Busch #18 Pedigree Toyota Camry-This was a great scheme last year, and this year, they have improved on it. I didn’t think it could get better, but it has. The removal of the blue stripe, and the color change looks really good, and earns an A+.

Carl Edwards #19 Xfinity Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same B- grade.

Chase Elliott #24 Dewcision Mountain Dew Baja Blast Chevy SS-So Mountain Dew is giving fans the opportunity to bring back one of two flavors, Pitch Black or Baja Blast in a competition called “Dewcision.” They are running three paint schemes to promote it, and all of them are exactly the same except for colors. The color schemes themselves are good, but the design is horrible, and they just look bad, so I give them all a D-.

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Duracel Chevy SS-Same scheme as last year, same A+ grade.

Chris Buescher #34 A&W Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same A+ grade.

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J/Battle of Bristol Chevy SS-Same scheme as white Pilot/Flying J, same A+ grade.

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s Patriotic Chevy SS-Same scheme as last year, same B+ grade.

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s Pro Services Chevy SS-Proving once again that the yellow door numbers make a difference, the minor change takes a C- scheme up to a B+ scheme.

Matt DiBenedetto #83 RMC Events Toyota Camry-The color scheme is good, but I do not like the zig-zag design. It doesn’t look good. The scheme would look better if the stripe was straight or diagonal. This just looks like a mess. The color scheme gives it a B-.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Dewcision Chevy SS-So Mountain Dew is giving fans the opportunity to bring back one of two flavors, Pitch Black or Baja Blast in a competition called “Dewcision.” They are running three paint schemes to promote it, and all of them are exactly the same except for colors. The color schemes themselves are good, but the design is horrible, and they just look bad, so I give them all a D-.

Ryan Ellis #93 Science Logic Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same D+ grade.

Michael McDowell #95 WRL Contractors Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same A+ grade.

Michael McDowell #95 WRL Contractors/MastiClean Ford Fusion-I HATE the leaf motif on the sides. It’s ugly, contrasts will the color scheme, and just doesn’t look good. The car as a whole looks good, but the quarter panels are awful. B-

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