Paint Scheme Grades-November 12, 2016

By David G. Firestone

Jamie McMurray #1 Credit One/First Data Chevy SS-Same scheme as Credit One, same F grade.

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

Austin Dillon #3 Bad Boy Buggies/Real Tree Chevy SS-I normally deduct one letter grade for use of camouflage, but in this instance, it wouldn’t have helped at all. It’s just a bad scheme, with a bad design, and a bad color scheme. It gets the F it deserves.

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Rust-Oleum Rock Solid Chevy SS-I’ve said that the Menard’s template is hit or miss, and this design works very well. I’m a huge fan of diamond plate metal, and the dark gray diamond plate works very well here. It’s a great scheme that earns the A it deserves.

Joey Gase #32 Donate Life Texas Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2016, white, green, black, and blue with hand-prints on hood, and a series of stripes on sides. F

Kyle Larson #42 Target Sale/Bekin Chevy SS-The sale ad just doesn’t look good on the hood. It looks desperate. The hood takes an A grade down to a B+

Kyle Larson #42 Target/Bekin Chevy SS-Same scheme as Target, same A grade.

Kyle Larson #42 Target/Clorox Chevy SS– Same scheme as Target, same A grade

Kyle Larson #42 Target/Clorox/Axe Chevy SS– Same scheme as Target, same A grade.

Matt DiBenedetto #83 ZAK Products/Dallas Police Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2016, black and white with a police car motif. The police car motif looks really good here, and the color scheme is great. An A scheme for sure!

Michael McDowell #95 ON Semiconductor Chevy SS-The semiconductor motif could work well, but the baby blue logos kill it. It looks horrible. It’s another scheme that looks like two different people designed it, and it looks horrible. I’ll give it an F.

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