Paint Scheme Grades-April 24, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Kurt Busch #1 Tubi TV Chevy Camaro-That black Monster energy logo takes away from the entire scheme, taking it from a C to a D. It’s awful, and is pointless.

Austin Dillon #3 Andy’s Frozen Custard Chevy Camaro-My only complaint here is that the yellow side panels are pointless, other than that, this is a solid scheme. A-

Austin Dillon #3 Team Chevrolet Chevy Camaro-I think this is somewhat over designed, and I think that the scheme could be toned down. The color scheme is good, and all things considered, this isn’t bad. C

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Mayer Bacon Ford Mustang-Could someone explain to me why there is a mustard motif on a bacon-themed car? Why? It makes no sense, and is just confusing. Still, it’s not bad, so I’ll give it a B.

Tyler Reddick #8 Cat #WhatPowersYou Chevy Camaro-This could be a better scheme, but there is much to much going on. It’s clunky and confusing, with three different motifs. They would work better alone, but together, this gets a C

Chase Briscoe #14 Global Mustang Week Ford Mustang-I was kind of hoping this would be painted like a vintage Mustang, but this is still an awesome scheme, and it isn’t over designed. A

Jennifer Jo Cobb #15 Arrowhead Brass Chevy Camaro-Getting rid of the side designs would boost this to an A for sure. With the side designs, this gets a C.

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Red Nose Day Toyota Camry-Same scheme as 2019, same A grade.

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Libman Ford Mustang-Same scheme #12, same B grade.

Bubba Wallace #23 Root Insurance Toyota Camry-The red over black is so much better than black over red. This took a great scheme, and made it even better. A

Ryan Preece #37 Maxwell House Chevy Camaro-This scheme is not great, but compared to the camouflage nightmare that was last years, Maxwell House scheme, this is great. All things considered, this gets a C.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/Nature Valley Chevy Camaro-This template sucks even when color coordinated. With the Nature Valley clashing, this goes from a C to a D-

Josh Bilicki #52 Insurance King Throwback Ford Mustang-A unique and very faithful throwback will ALWAYS earn an A.

Harrison Burton #96 Dex Imaging Toyota Camry-It’s a great color scheme, mixed with an awful design scheme, which will always earn a C.

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