By David G. Firestone
First, a couple of 2019 schemes.
Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Ford Mustang-Same scheme as 2018, same A grade.
Alex Bowman #88 LLumar Window Film Chevy Camaro-It’s just a meh scheme. The color scheme isn’t great or awful. The design scheme is neither great nor awful. It’s just meh.C
Now on to the 2018 schemes.
Landon Cassill #00 Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy Chevy Camaro-I hate the light green used with the red, and the design is over designed. It’s not awful, so I’ll give it a B+.
Jamie McMurray #1 Sherwin-Williams Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as 2017, same B+ grade.
Reed Sorenson #7 Sustainable Quarry Chevy Camaro-I like the fade from black to blue, and the shades of blue and black used is very good. No complaints here! A
Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Spiral Sliced Ham Ford Fusion-The packaging design translates quite well to the design of a race car. The color scheme works well, as does the design. All in all, I’m giving this an A.
Ryan Blaney #12 Carlisle Tools Ford Fusion-I like the light blue with the Penske template. Considering how difficult the Penske template to use with certain colors, this is a good scheme. A
Clint Bowyer #14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil Delvac 1 Ford Fusion-Same scheme as Rush’s Truck Stops, same A grade.
Paul Menard #21 Menard’s/Cardell Ford Fusion-Another example of how great the new Menard’s template is. A
J.J. Yeley #23 Maximum Elevation Offroad Toyota Camry-Black and white is a great color scheme, but the zig-zag design is not a great look. It if were toned down, it might be better, but this is not a good look. Still, it’s not the worst, so I’ll give it a C.
David Ragan #38 Earthwater Ford Fusion-Same scheme as #23, same A grade.
Joey Gase #51 Donate Life Texas Ford Fusion-Same scheme as #55, same A grade
Corey LaJoie #72 Gas Monkey Garage Chevy Camaro-It’s not an over designed car, unlike some of Gas Monkey Garage’s cars. The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A
David Starr #97 Toyota Camry-It’s a smooth look and it has a great color scheme, so that will always earn an A.
Kyle Weatherman #99 International Marine/Native Chevy Camaro-It has a decent design, but talk about an ugly over designed mess! This is the worst look, I’ve seen in a long time. This is really bad. The stripes are awful, and the design would be awful without them. This is getting the F it deserves.
Kyle Weatherman #99 Rewads.com Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2018, same as #66 throwback. B-
Kyle Weatherman #99 Star Com Racing Fan Experience Chevy Camaro-It’s a smooth look and it has a great color scheme, so that will always earn an A.