Paint Scheme Grades-March 17, 2018

By David G. Firestone

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Plaid Ford Fusion-The plaid look is a great look, and the color scheme is good. It’s an all around great scheme. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Carlisle Tools Ford Fusion-The Penske template works well or horribly dependng pn the color scheme. Gold and white works well. This scheme is a good look, and I can’t say anything bad about it. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Body Armor Ford Fusion-If the black stripe were removed, and the triangles toned down, I would be more willing to give this a higher grade, but all things considered, it gets a B+.

Clint Bowyer #14 Mobil 1 Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Sunny D Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same F grade.

Kyle Busch #18 Skittles Sweet Heat Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Paul Menard #21 Menard’s/Dutch Boy Ford Fusion-I’m beginning to think that this new Menard’s template is the best template in NASCAR history. I’ve yet to see a bad scheme using this template. This is another example of a great Menard’s scheme. A

Matt DiBenedetto #32 Crowdfunded Ford Fusion-It’s a smooth, simple look, and the sponsorship was acquired through crowdfunding. All in all, I’ll give it an A.

Michael McDoewll #34 K-Love Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Chris Buescher #37 Scott Towels Chevy Camaro-It’s a decent color scheme, but the side designs look somewhat over designed, but it’s not horrible. It’s a decent look, and I’ll give it a B+.

David Ragan#38 MDS Ford Fusion-A smooth, simple look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Kurt Busch #41 Mobil 1/Haas CNC Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Farmer John Chevy Camaro-It’s a good color scheme, and it’s unique, and it is a good look. A

Timmy Hill #51 Chevy Camaro-That’s an old school scheme, with a great color scheme. I can’t give this scheme anything less than an A.

DJ Kennington #96 Northern Provincial Pipelines LTD Toyota CamryNo change. A


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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