Paint Scheme Grades-May 5, 2018

By David G. Firestone

Brad Keselowski #2 Snap-On Ford Fusion-I love red and black as a color scheme, and the relativly simple design works very well. I like this scheme, and I’ll give it an A.

Austin Dillon #3 Coca-Cola Chevy Camaro-Coca Cola has a great shade of red, and the American flag motif used here works very well. It’s a great scheme, and it earns an A.

Matt Kenseth #6 Wyndham Rewards Ford Fusion-The sky and cloud motif works well, and the shade of blue works perfectly with the design. All in all, it’s a great scheme. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Duracel Throwback Ford Fusion-The scheme is faithful to the original, but the numbers don’t work well here. Still, it works well, and is worth an A-.

Erik Jones #20 XYO Network Toyota Camry-Dark blue with geometric designs could be great or horrible. This is great. The contrasting blue stripe on the bottom works well. All things considered, I’ll give it an A.

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

Matt DiBenedetto #32 Keen Parts/Corvette Parts Ford Fusion-Very faithful throwback, and the numbers not only work well with the scheme, but are an improvement over the original. This scheme is getting the A it deserves.

Michael McDowell #34 Love’s Truck Stops/Roller Bites Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Chris Buescher #37 Degree Chevy Camaro-Good color scheme, but the design scheme is very over done, and it just looks awful. This isn’t great, but not horrible, so I’ll give it a B-.

David Ragan #38 Bad Boy Mowers Ford Fusion-Replacing white with black doesn’t really do anything to help this scheme. It’s still awful, just awful in a different way. Since it hasn’t improved, this scheme stays at an F.

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Petty’s Garage Chevy Camaro-Richard Petty’s vintage schemes always look amazing, and this scheme is no exception. It has a great look, and I can’t say anything bad about it. A

Timmy Hill #51 Keen Buildings/Race to Erase Opioids Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as Keen Buildings, same D+ grade.

Reed Sorenson #55 TCL Chevy Camaro-A smooth look with a good color scheme will always earn an A.

Cole Whitt #72 1950 Clothing Company Chevy Camaro-A smooth look with a good color scheme will always earn an A.

Kasey Kahne #95 Procore Safety Qualified Chevy Camaro-Procore’s scheme works well in just black. This is a great looking scheme, and I can’t say anything bad about it. A

DJ Kennington #96 Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota Camry-Same scheme as Humboldt Broncos, same A grade.