Paint Scheme Grades-March 16, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Austin Dillon #3 BetMGM Chevy Camaro-I love the color scheme, the shades of gold and red really worked. I hate the design scheme, it’s awful. The two cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

Ryan Newman #6 Wyndham Rewards Ford Mustang-Toning down the designs might get this car to an A, but with the designs, this gets an A-.

Corey LaJoie #7 Built Bar Chevy Camaro-I’m really tired of seeing Corey LaJoie’s face on his hood. From this point onwards, anytime a driver puts his face on the hood, it’s an automatic F.

Tyler Reddick #8 Quartz Hill Records Chevy Camaro-My only complaint here is that there are too many stripes. A-

Tyler Reddick #8 BetMGM Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as #3, same C grade.

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfiled Power Bites Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Aric Almirola #10 Pit Boss Grills Ford Mustang-The silver side design needs to go. Without the silver side design, this gets an A. With it, this gets a C.

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Pennzoil Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B- grade.

Joey Gase #15 NV Donor Chevy Camaro-The designs aren’t really needed here, otherwise this would get an A. A-

Kyle Busch #18 Ethel M Chocolates Toyota Camry-Gray with chocolate will always work very well. Plus the car isn’t over designed, so it gets an A.

Bubba Wallace # 23 Columbia Sportswear Chevy Camaro-The blue works, the camo doesn’t, and they cancel this out, so this gets a C.

Ryan Preece #37 Natural Light Seltzer Chevy Camaro-The color scheme and fade work perfectly, and the designs work too. This gets an A.

Erik Jones #43 Medallion Bank Chevy Camaro-Another example of a good color scheme being countered with an awful design scheme. They cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger Chevy Camaro-Even a plain Kroger scheme doesn’t get a better grade. This is just a meh template. C

Alex Bowman #48 Ally/Best Friends Animal Society Chevy Camaro-I love the fade, but the color scheme makes me sick. They cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

Josh Bilicki #52 Dollar Loan Center Ford Mustang-A good color scheme, and a good design scheme will always earn an A.

Garrett Smithley #53 Trophy Tractor Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, same as #15. F

Same scheme as #15, same F grade.

Timmy Hill #66 Ford Mustang-A smooth look, with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Timmy Hill #66 LasVegas.net Ford Mustang-A smooth look, with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Justin Haley, #77 Nations Guard Toyota Camry-I like the dark blue, that’s the only good thing I can say. I hate the design, I hate the shades of green and pink, and I think the car would look worse without the black. D

BJ McLeod #78 Surface Sunscreen Ford Mustang-I love the blue, I love the water motif, I can’t say anything bad about this scheme. A

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