Paint Scheme Grades-March 3, 2018

By David G. Firestone

Jamie McMurray #1 McDonald’s Chevy Camaro-The design could be tweaked just a little, the yellow on the quarter panels needs to go. Other than that, it’s a great scheme. A-

Brad Keselowski #2 Discount Tire Bruce Halle Ford Fusion-Same scheme as Discount Tire, same A grade.

Clint Bowyer #14 Haas CNC Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Ross Chastain #15 Low T Center Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same F grade.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Ford Ford Fusion-Ford really takes pride in over designing their paint schemes, and this is another example. There is too much going on here, and it just looks like a mess. I’ll give it an F.

Kyle Busch #18 Snickers Almond Toyota Camry-It’s a horribly over designed scheme, that looks non nonsensical. It just looks horrible, and I can’t give it anything but an F

Paul Menard #21 Menard’s/Moen Ford Fusion-Same scheme as Menard’s, same A grade.

Gray Gaulding #23 Toyota Camry-A smooth look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Gray Gaulding #23 Toyota Camry-A smooth look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Matt DiBenedetto #32 Can Am/Wholey Ford Fusion-The new scheme is just as big of a mess as the old scheme, and the Wholey logo on the sides does nothing to help the scheme. It is just awful, and I give it an F.

Chris Buescher #37 Louisiana Hot Sauce Chevy Camaro-Black with red and yellow fire works very well as a paint scheme, and this car looks good. A

David Ragan #38 FR8 Auctions Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same F grade.

Kyle Larson #42 Clover/First Data Chevy Camaro-Why they got rid of the fade isn’t known, but this new scheme is not great. It is a definitive downgrade, and this new scheme went from an A down to a B-.

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 NASCAR Racing Experience Ford Fusion-It’s a nice throwback inspired scheme, with a great color scheme, and I can’t say anything bad about it, it earns an A.

Cole Custer #51 Haas CNC Ford Fusion-Switching the primary colors can work well, or it can be a disaster. This scheme is a great look, and it gets an A.

Harrison Rhodes #51 Davis Roofing Chevy Camaro-Vertical stripes can work well, and this is a perfect example. The color scheme works well, and the design is not over done. It’s a great look. A

Mark Smith #72 Chevy Camaro-A smooth look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Alex Bowman #88 Llumar Window Film Chevy Camaro-The green and red designs are decent, but if it was just a solid color it would work well. That’s really my only complaint. I’ll give it a B+

Kasey Kahne #95 Procore/Habitat for Humanity Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as Procore, same F grade.


Author: dgf2099

I'm just a normal guy who collects race-worn driver suits, helmets, sheet metal, and other race-worn items. I will use this blog to help collectors, and race fans alike understand the various aspects of driver suits and helmets, and commentate on paint schemes.

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