Paint Scheme Grades-November 19, 2016

By David G. Firestone

Austin Dillon #3 Dow/Owens Corning Chevy SS-Same scheme as Dow Olympics, same B- grade.

Casey Mears #13 Geico Millitary Chevy SS-Same scheme as Geico Military but with green letters, same F grade.

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Always A Racer Chevy SS-The horizontal black to gray fade is a really good look, and the Always a Racer look is really good. A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Roush Performance Ford Fusion-Same scheme as #16 Roush Performance, same A grade.

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil/Auto Trader Ford Fusion-Same basic scheme as Shell/Pennzoil, same D grade.

Ryan Newman #31 CAT Minestar Chevy SS-Blue and yellow is a good combination for a race car, and the simple stripes work very well. It’s a good look, and earns an A.

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

Brian Scott #44 Safeway Ford Fusion-Same scheme as Safeway, same A grade.

Matt DiBenedetto #49 NASCAR Heat Evolution Toyota Camry-Orange and black can be hit or miss, and this is a miss. The car doesn’t look good regardless of the color scheme, it’s over designed, and it looks terrible. It gets the F it deserves.

DJ Kennington #55 NPP Chevy SS-The shade of red is good, and I like the design. A

Ty Dillon #95 Advil Chevy SS-Blue, yellow, and white can work as a color scheme, it just doesn’t work here. Add in a design scheme that looks bad, and you have a D+ scheme.

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