Ladies and Gentlemen…THE 2019 PAINT SCHEMIES!

By David G. Firestone

Well, it’s that time again! We have the annual Paint Schemie Awards for the 2019 season. As per the usual, every year, I pick the best and worst paint schemes and award them the Paint Schemie. This was done using the Driver Suit Blog executive committee for paint scheme analysis and consists of me and Driver Suit Blog assistant, my cat Zoe, who replaced the late Alejandro, and uses the following standards:

*Color Scheme:How the colors look, and how they work with each other.

*Overall Design:How good the design itself looks, is there too much, or not enough.

*Primary Sponsor Logos: How the primary sponsor logos look on the car

*Originality: How original is the scheme.

All of the above can work for or against a scheme, and all will be taken into consideration.

Let’s get the bad Paint Scheme Awards out of the way…First, the Paint Schemie Award for Worst Regular Season Single Paint Scheme.

The nominees are:

Landon Cassill #00 International Marine Chevy Camaro

Kurt Busch #1 Advent Health Chevy Camaro

Chase Elliott #9 Mountain Dewnited States Chevy Camaro

Ryan Blaney #12 Dent Wizard Ford Mustang

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry

Corey LaJoie #32 Adirondack Tree Surgeons Ford Mustang

David Ragan #38 Exploria Resorts Ford Mustang

Joey Gase #66 Fan Memories at Richmond Raceway Toyota Camry

Matt DiBenedetto #95 Procore Safety Qualified Toyota Camry

The 2019 Paint Schemie Award for Worst Regular Season Single Paint Scheme goes to:

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry

The next Paint Schemie Award is for Exhibition or Throwback Paint Schemes. This category is a little different, as the Schemie will go to the best and worst throwback. For this category, all exhibition race and throwback paint schemes qualify automatically.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Millennial Ford Mustang

Kyle Larson #42 Advent Health Chevy Camaro

The 2019 Paint Schemie Award for Worst Exhibition or Throwback Paint Schemes goes to…

Kyle Larson #42 Advent Health Chevy Camaro

The next award of 2019 is the Paint Schemie for Worst Paint Scheme Set of 2019. This is based on the total GPA of the individual grades for paint schemes. The nominees are:

Joe Gibbs Racing #11 Toyota Camry

Germain Racing #13 Chevy Camaro

Roush-Fenway Racing #17 Ford Mustang

Joe Gibbs Racing #19 Toyota Camry

Team Penske #22 Ford Mustang

Rick Ware Racing #54 Chevy Camaro/Ford Mustang

Beard Motorsports #62 Chevy Camaro

Leavine Family Racing #95 Toyota Camry

The 2019 Paint Schemie Award for for Worst Paint Scheme Set goes to…

Roush-Fenway Racing #17 Ford Mustang

Now after talking about the bad, we discuss the good. Here are the winners in the best category…

First, the Paint Schemie Award for Best Regular Season Single Paint Scheme.

The nominees for the 2019 Paint Schemie Award for for Best Regular Season Single Paint Scheme are:

Kurt Busch #1 Monster Energy Chevy Camaro

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Ford Mustang

Austin Dillon #3 Chevy Accessories Chevy Camaro

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Ford Mustang

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Toyota Camry

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance 500th Start Toyota Camry

Erik Jones #20 Craftsman Toyota Camry

Paul Menard #21 Motorcraft Ford Mustang

William Byron #24 Hertz Chevy Camaro

The 2019 Paint Schemie Award for for Best Regular Season Single Paint Scheme goes to…

William Byron #24 Hertz Chevy Camaro

The next category is Paint Schemie Award is for Best Exhibition or Throwback Paint Schemes, and it should come as no surprise that the competition was strong this year.

The 2019 Paint Schemie Award for Best Exhibition or Throwback Paint Scheme goes to…

Austin Dillon #3 DOW Salutes Veterans Chevy Camaro

The final award of 2018 is the Paint Schemie for Best Paint Scheme Set of 2019. Like the Worst Set, this is based on the total GPA of the individual grades for paint schemes. The nominees are:

Team Penske #2 Ford Mustang

Team Penske #12 Ford Mustang

Wood Brothers Racing #21 Ford Mustang

Hendrick Motorsports #24 Chevy Camaro

JTG Daugherty Racing #47 Chevy Camaro

Motorsport Business Management #66 Toyota Camry

Tommy Baldwin Racing #71 Chevy Camaro

XCI Racing #81 Toyota Camry

Gaunt Brothers Racing #96 Toyota Camry

The 2019 Paint Schemie Award for for Best Paint Scheme Set goes to…

JTG Daugherty Racing #47 Chevy Camaro

That’s it for the Schemies, next week, the Paint Scheme Leaderboard begins with Chevy!

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