Paint Scheme Grades-August 28, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Kyle Larson #5 Valvoline Chevy Camaro-Changing color from red to blue doesn’t really change much here. It’s still a blah scheme, and it earns a C.

Kyle Larson #5 Cincinnati Chevy Camaro-Getting rid of the black would bring this up to an A. With the black, this gets a B+

Ryan Newman #6 Coca Cola Ford Mustang-The only thing that I can defend here is the shade of red. Everything else just doesn’t work. D-

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Chevy Camaro-This is a great looking scheme, and I can’t say anything bad about it. A

Joey’s Gase #15 The Lisa Foundation Chevy Camaro-A smooth look, with a great color scheme will ALWAYS earn an A.

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Motorcraft/Ford Senior Master Technicians Ford Mustang-Same scheme as 2019, same A grade.

Bubba Wallace #23 McDonald’s Toyota Camry-I’ve been wanting this for years, and I’m not the only one. I like the idea of the roof numbers facing the fans in the stands. This is great, so I’ll give it an A.

Michael McDowell #34 Martin Transportation Systems Ford Mustang-The changes this year, do not add or subtract from the total scheme, so it gets the same C it got last year.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/Maxwell House Chevy Camaro-The white hood takes a D scheme down to a D-. The white hood looks awful.

Josh Bilicki #52 Zeigler Auto Group Ford Mustang-The color scheme is good, but I hate the design scheme. They cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

Garrett Smithley #53 Kendall Motor Oil Chevy Camaro-Black with red works well, and the car isn’t over designed, so I’ll give this an A.

BJ McLeod #78 Keen Parts/Corvette Parts Ford Mustang-A simple look is a plus. Add in the red lightning bold, and you have an A scheme.

Landon Cassill #96 Carnomaly Toyota Camry-This is a mediocre scheme, with a decent color scheme. I’ll give it a C.

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