Ladies and Gentlemen…THE 2020 PAINT SCHEMIES!

By David G. Firestone

Well, it’s that time again! We have the annual Paint Schemie Awards for the 2020 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, 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:

Quin Houff #00 Ashurst American Honey Chevy Camaro

Ty Dillon #13 GEICO Hump Day Chevy Camaro

Chris Buescher #17 SunnyD Ford Mustang

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry

Michael McDowell #34 CarParts.com Patriotic Ford Mustang

Ryan Preece #37 Tide Pods Chevy Camaro

Joey Gase #53 Sparks Ford Mustang

Timmy Hill #66 RoofClaim.com Toyota Camry

Daniel Suarez #96 Toyota Toyota Camry

The 2020 Paint Schemie Award for Worst Regular Season Single Paint Scheme goes to:

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry Mustang

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.

The 2020 Paint Schemie Award for Worst Exhibition or Throwback Paint Scheme goes to…

JJ Yeley #27 Jacob Companies Throwback Chevy Camaro

The next award of 2020 is the Paint Schemie for Worst Paint Scheme Set of 2020. This is based on the total GPA of the individual grades for paint schemes. The nominees are:

Richard Childress Racing #8 Chevy Camaro

Germain Racing #13 Chevy Camaro

Front Row Racing #34 Ford Mustang

Stewart-Hass Racing #41 Ford Mustang

Motorsports Business Management #66 Toyota Camry

Leavine Family Racing #95 Toyota Camry

The 2020 Paint Schemie Award for for Worst Paint Scheme Set goes to…

Stewart-Hass Racing #41 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 2020 Paint Schemie Award for for Best Regular Season Single Paint Scheme are:

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Patriotic Ford Mustang

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road Chevy Camaro

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Ford Mustang

Denny Hamlin #11 National Civil Rights Museum Toyota Camry

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Toyota Camry

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

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Motorcraft Ford Mustang

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Air Force Chevy Camaro

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger Chevy Camaro

The 2020 Paint Schemie Award for for Best Regular Season Single Paint Scheme goes to…

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road 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 2020 Paint Schemie Award for Best Exhibition or Throwback Paint Scheme goes to…

Ross Chastain #77 Dirty Mo Media Throwback Chevy Camaro

The final award of 2020 is the Paint Schemie for Best Paint Scheme Set of 2020. Like the Worst Set, this is based on the total GPA of the individual grades for paint schemes. The nominees are:

Joe Gibbs Racing #11 Toyota Camry

Kaulig Racing #16 Chevy Camaro

Motorsports Business Management #49 Toyota Camry

Rick Ware Racing #52 Chevy Camaro/Ford Mustang

Rick Ware Racing #54 Ford Mustang

Beard Motorsports #62 Chevy Camaro

The 2020 Paint Schemie Award for for Best Paint Scheme Set goes to…

Beard Motorsports #62 Chevy Camaro

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