Paint Scheme Grades-May 27,2017

By David G. Firestone.

Jamie McMurray #1 McDonald’s $1 Any Size Soft Drink Chevy SS-Same basic scheme as McDonald’s, same A grade.

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Patriotic Ford Fusion-The scaled down look is good, the flag motif works very well. It’s a good looking car that isn’t over done, and I give it an A.

Kasey Kahne #5 Mountain Dew Chevy SS-White, yellow, and green looks good, and the design is bold, but not over done. It’s a good looking car.A

Ty Dillon #13 Geico Military Chevy SS-Same scheme as last year, same F grade.

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota Camry-The hood is a tad overdone, but it’s not that bad, and the side design looks good. Orange and blue can be a difficult color scheme, but the shades used work very well. I’m going to give this scheme an A.

Matt Kenseth #20 DeWalt/Wounded Warrior Project Toyota Camry-While I normally hate camouflage, this scheme actually makes it work. The subtle yellow camouflage works well, and the rest of the scheme is good too. A

Gray Gaulding #23 Bubba Burger Toyota CamryThe new design can be described as “rearanging deck chairs on the Titanic.” While some effort was spent on the design, it didn’t improve at all. It’s still an F grade.

Chase Elliot #24 Mountain Dew Chevy SSIt’s the same scheme as the #24, but with black as the primary color instead of white. It’s still a good scheme, and it earns an A

Ryan Newman #31 CAT/Granger Chevy SS-This is a smooth scheme, with a great color scheme, and a great look, which will always earn an A.

Matt DiBenedetto #32 Reddit Ford Fusion-This scheme has a great color scheme, but the team felt the need to compensate for this by using a horrid design scheme, that is nothing but an over designed mess. It’s a horrible look, and not even a good color scheme can save it from an F.

Landon Cassill #34 MDS/#checkitforandretti Ford Fusion-Same basic scheme as MDS, same A grade.

Chris Buescher #37 Cars 3/Kleenex Chevy SS-I get what they were going for here, but Lightning McQueen’s design on a real car does not look really good. It has a good color scheme though, and I’ll give it a C

David Ragan #38 Dockside Logistics Ford Fusion-Same basic scheme as 2015 Dockside Logistics, same A grade.

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s Patriotic Chevy SS-The toned down look is a good one here, and it’s worth noting that this is the best Jimmie has looked all year. I’ll give it an A.

Derrike Cope #55 Ckezepis Law Toyota Camry-Simple, smooth, and a great color scheme…what else do you need for an A grade?

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