By David G. Firestone
Brad Keselowski #2 Wabash National/Supreme Ford Fusion-Red and white Penske template works well, and this is a great shade of red. Not a bad look at all. A
Matt Kenseth #6 NESN Ford Fusion-It’s an ugly, over designed mess, but in a different way than last year. Give credit to NESN, they have horrible cars, but they are creatively horrible. F
Chase Elliott #9 Sun Energy Chevy Camaro-This toned down look is amazing! The flames on the front work well, and the car has a great look overall. A
Kyle Busch #18 Skittles Throwback Toyota Camry-The best Skittles NASCAR scheme EVER gets a second chance at Darlington. Ernie Irvan’s Skittles scheme was leaps and bounds above the rest of the Skittles schemes. I’m glad to see this scheme get a second chance. A
Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Crunchy Mint Toyota Camry-Admittedly, I’m not a fan of green on race cars. This is a great shade of green, and the simplistic scheme works well. A
Paul Menard #21 Menard’s/Libman Ford Fusion-Is there any sponsor that the new Menard’s template can’t give an amazing look? I don’t think so! This is another great look for the Menard’s template. A
Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Throwback Ford Fusion-Steve Park had a great Pennzoil scheme. This amazing scheme faithfully replicates that scheme, and it looks amazing! A
Spencer Gallagher #23 Allegiant Toyota Camry-Too much going on with this scheme. Add in a decent color scheme that doesn’t quite fit the design scheme, and you have a D+.
William Byron #24 Axalta/Imron Chevy Camaro-One shade of gray would have been enough, but let’s add more. Also, let’s add a hideous shade of yellow that completely clashes with the rest of the scheme, and a bad design, and you have a ready-made F scheme.
William Byron #24 Hertz Chevy Camaro-Great smooth look, with a great color scheme will always earn an A.
Ryan Newman #31 CAT Throwback Chevy Camaro-Another underrated scheme that got a great throwback. This is an amazing look, and it gets the A it deserves.
Ryan Newman #31 Lucas Oil Chevy Camaro-The only good thing I can say is that I think the color scheme is decent. D+
Chris Buescher #37 Kleenex Wet Wipes Chevy Camaro-I like the color scheme and overall design. The stripes give it a cluttered look, and are pointless. It takes an A scheme down to a B+.
Chris Buescher #37 Velveeta Chevy Camaro-Simple look with a great color scheme will always get an A.
David Ragan #38 A&W Ford Fusion-Good look, Front Row template works very well with this color scheme, and the car looks great. A
Kyle Larson #42 Credit Chevy Camaro-The geometric designs are not a good look, and there are too many shades of blue. It’s not terrible, but not great, so all things considered, I give it a C-.
Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Mile 22 Ford Fusion-The only bad thing I can say about this scheme is that the pixelized Mark Wahlberg isn’t needed. A-
Jimmie Johnson #48 Kobalt Throwback Chevy Camaro-A great scheme is a great scheme. This scheme from 2012 was great then, and is great now. A
Josh Bilicki #51 Jacob Companies Chevy Camaro-The blue is good, and the scheme is smooth, simple, and amazing. A
Alex Bowman #88 Nationwide Childrens Chevy Camaro-I think the stripes are a little over done, but otherwise the scheme as a whole is great. A-
Jeffery Earnhardt #96 Nine Line Apparel Chevy Camaro-The black American flag motif doesn’t work, and the stripe on the side doesn’t work. It’s a mess on the sides, but the hood and roof designs work well. So, I’m going to give this scheme a C-.