By David G. Firestone
For the end of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season, the Paint Schemies have returned! The Schemies will reveal the best,and worst paint schemes of 2016. I’ve eliminated the exhibition and improved categories for 2016, with exhibition replaced by throwback paint scheme. This was done using the Driver Suit Blog executive committee for paint scheme analysis and consists of me and Driver Suit Blog assistant, my cat Alejandro, and uses the following standards:
Color Scheme:How the colors look, and how they work with each other.
Overall Design:How good the design itself looks, is there too much, or not enough.
Primary Sponsor Logos: How the primary sponsor logos look on the car
Originality: How original is the scheme.
All of the above can work for or against a scheme, and all will be taken into consideration.
Let’s get the bad paint scheme awards out of the way.
First, the Paint Schemie Award for Worst Regular Season Single Paint Scheme .
The nominees are:
The Award for Worst Regular Season Single Paint Scheme goes to:
The next award is for Worst Paint Scheme Set, meaning the team that is running consistently bad schemes all year. The nominees are:
The The winner of the Award For Worst Scheme Set of 2016 goes to…
The next Paint Schemie Award is for Throwback Paint Schemes. This category is a little different, as the Schemies will go to the best and worst throwback. For 2016, the nominees for Worst Throwback Paint Schemeof 2016 goes to…
Now after talking about the bad, we discuss the good. Here are the winners in the best category…
First, the Paint Schemie Award for Best Regular Season Single Paint Scheme.
The winner of the Schemie for Best Regular Season Single Paint Scheme of 2016 goes to…
The next category is best throwback, and it should come as no surprise that the competition was strong this year.
The winner of the Schemie for Best Throwback Scheme of 2016 goes to…
The final award of 2016 is the Paint Schemie for Best Paint Scheme Set of 2016. The nominees are:
The winner of the Schemie for Best Paint Scheme Set of 2016 goes to…
That’s it for the Schemies, next week, the Paint Scheme Leaderboard begins with Chevy!