Paint Scheme Grades-June 5, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Patriotic Ford Mustang-The silver looks slightly better, but the scheme is still good, so I’ll give it an A-

Ryan Newman #6 Kohler Generators Patriotic Ford Mustang-Good color scheme, bad design scheme, C grade as a result.

Corey LaJoie, driver of the #7 Diamond Creek Water Patriotic Chevy Camaro-This is another scheme where nothing is really right, or nothing wrong. It gets a C.

Tyler Reddick #8 Alsco Uniforms Patriotic Chevy Camaro-The replacement stripes are out of place in comparison to the rest of the scheme. It looks awful, and takes an A scheme down to a C.

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Patriotic Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same D grade.

Ryan Blaney #12 BodyArmor EDGE Ford Mustang-I think there are too many colors, and the car is way too over designed. F

Chase Briscoe #14 HighPoint Patriotic Ford Mustang-This is a very well-done patriotic motif. It’s not over designed, and the car looks great. A.

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Patriotic Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Patriotic Toyota Camry-A great scheme that got cleaned up will always get an A.

Christopher Bell #20 Honoring Our Fallen Heroes Toyota Camry-I think the car is much too over designed, I hate the flag motif on the front, and the blue designs aren’t good. F

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menards/Masterforce Tools Ford Mustang-I like the colors, and the spark motif is a unique look. This is a great scheme, and it gets an A.

Bubba Wallace #23 DoorDash Toyota Camry-This is a well done scheme, with a unique look, and that will always get an A.

Michael McDowell #34 Fr8 Auctions Patriotic Ford Mustang-Camo does NOT look good on the side of a race car. F

Ryan Preece #37 Kroger/Coca-Cola Chevy Camaro-I like the shade of red Coca Cola uses. Other than that, this is an awful, poorly designed scheme. D

Anthony Alfredo #38 Death Wish Coffee Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Cole Custer #41 Feeding America/Wow Wow Ford Mustang-Silver and black is a great color scheme, the green and red stripes work well, this gets an A.

Ross Chastain #42 Advent Health Chevy Camaro-Calling this awful would be an understatement. This is officially a contender for worst scheme of the year. F

Erik Jones #43 Petty’s Garage Patriotic Chevy Camaro-The patriotic motif works well here. This looks good, and gets an A.

David Starr #66 Special Report with Bret Baier/Richardson Service Toyota Camry-A smooth look, with a great color scheme will ALWAYS earn an A.

Justin Haley #77 Walmart Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is great, and it isn’t over designed. This is a great look, and t gets an A.

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