Paint Scheme Grades-May 22, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Reliant/Verkada Chevy Camaro-I would like this scheme more if it was just the fade, but the rest of this takes the design from an A to a C-.

Kurt Busch #1 Yorktel/Caregility Chevy Camaro-Fades are awesome, pastel colors aren’t and the stripes just don’t work. B-

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Wurth/UTI Thanks 2 Teachers Ford Mustang-It’s a bold look, it isn’t over designed, and it has a great color scheme. A

Austin Dillon #3 Huk Performance Fishing Chevy Camaro-I like this. The water motif works well, as does the white net. A

Ryan Newman #6 Planters Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look, and the color scheme is great, so this gets an A.

Corey LaJoie #7 Drydene Performance Products Chevy Camaro-I think that the red is over designed a bit, but since that is my only complaint, this gets an A-.

Tyler Reddick #8 CAT Linkage Pins Chevy Camaro-I like the color scheme and hood stripes. I hate the side designs and sublimated designs. All things considered, this gets a C.

Tyler Reddick #8 Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Patriotic Chevy Camaro-This is a great scheme, I like the designs, and it works. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menards/Cardell Cabinetry Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Michael McDowell #34 Revolve Finance Ford Mustang-I like this, it’s a great look, and it has a great color scheme. A

Ryan Preece #37 Thomas English Muffins and Bagels Chevy Camaro-You can do a lot worse than orange, and the car has a good design. A

Cole Custer #41 Mother’s Day Ford Mustang-Silver with red flowers works well, and this is a very well-designed car. A

Ross Chastain #42 Moose Fraternity Chevy Camaro-It’s a great look, it isn’t over designed, and it looks great. A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Bush’s Best/Kroger Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as #37, same F grade.

Josh Bilicki #52 RBR Aviation Ford Mustang-Another smooth look with a great color scheme. A

Josh Bilicki #52 Ford Mustang-The shade of yellow doesn’t work too well, and the sides are a bit over designed. B-

Garrett Smithley #53 Smart Sanitizer Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as #15, same A- grade.

Garrett Smithley #53 Fat Boy Ice Cream Chevy Camaro-The stripes and stars are pointless, and they take an A scheme down to a B.

Garrett Smithley #53 Rich Mar Florist Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same C grade.

Kyle Tilley #78 Battle Associates/Bremont Chronometers Ford Mustang-The stripes are gaudy, and are way too over done

B.J. McLeod #78 Solomon Plumbing/Da-Quick Clip Ford Mustang-Great color scheme plus awful design scheme equals C grade.

Daniel Suarez #99 ONX Homes/iFly Chevy Camaro-Not a bad scheme, but the red stripes are over done, and the white stripes on the sides are pointless. B+


Author: dgf2099

I'm just a normal guy who collects race-worn driver suits, helmets, sheet metal, and other race-worn items. I will use this blog to help collectors, and race fans alike understand the various aspects of driver suits and helmets, and commentate on paint schemes.

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