Paint Scheme Grades-January 29, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Austin Dillon #3 True Velocity Chevy Camaro-Color scheme is great here, but I think it’s somewhat over designed. It’s not terrible, so I give it a B.

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford Mustang-The rearranging of stripes doesn’t add or detract from the new scheme, so it stays as a B+

Corey LaJoie #7 Schluter Systems Chevy Camaro-I think that the sublimated designs are pointless, but otherwise this is a solid scheme. A

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry-I like this look much better than last year. It’s well designed, has a great color scheme and a great fade. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Advance Auto Parts Ford Mustang-This new design is great! It’s well designed, and has a great color scheme. A

Harrison Burton #21 DEX Imaging Ford Mustang-My only complaint here is that the black isn’t needed. Other than that, this is a great scheme. A

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy Camaro-This is a great design. It works well with the new number placement. I like this, and it gets an A.

Josh Bilicki #77 Zeigler Auto Group Chevy Camaro-Good color scheme, plus a bad design scheme earns a C.

Paint Scheme Tracker-January 26, 2022

By David G. Firestone

TRACKHOUSE RACING #1

Ross Chastain #1 Advent Health Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, white with blue and yellow designs and watermelon motif. F

TEAM PENSKE #2

Austin Cindric #2 Menards/Richmond Ford MustangNo change. A

Austin Cindric #2 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 True Velocity Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2022, white, black and red with cutting edge designs. B

STEWART HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Gear Wrench Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2022, black with orange and white designs. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Ford MustangNo Change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Rheem Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2022, black, red, and white with designs on sides. B+

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, green with white and dark green stripes. B+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #5

Kyle Larson #5 Hendrickcars.com Chevy CamaroNo change. A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Brad Keselowski #6 Fastenal Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2022, black fade to blue with honeycomb. A

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS #7

Corey LaJoie #7 Schluter Systems Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, black and orange with sublimated designs. A-

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #8

Tyler Reddick #8 3Chi Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2022, white, black, and gold with cutting edge designs. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #9

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, designs changed around. B

Chase Elliott #9 LLumar Window Film Chevy CamaroNo change. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #10

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, sides cleaned up, gold added to black. A-

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2022, blue fade to orange on top and bottom, white sides. A

TEAM PENSKE #12

Ryan Blaney #12 Menarads/Libman Ford MustangNo change. B

Ryan Blaney #12 Advance Auto Parts Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, black with yellow and black stripes. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #14

Chase Briscoe #14 Mahindra Ag North America Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2022, red with black designs on sides. C

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, blue fade to black with honeycomb. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota CamryNo change. F

JOE GIBBS RACING #19

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota CamryNo change. C-

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Christopher Bell #20 DeWalt Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2022, sides cleaned up. A

Christopher Bell #20 Rheem Toyota CamryNo change. A

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Harrison Burton #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford MustangNo Change. A

Harrison Burton #21 DEX Imaging Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2022, white with red and black stripes. A-

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 AAA Insurance Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, sides cleaned up. A

Joey Logano #22 AAA Southern California Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, sides cleaned up. A

23XI RACING #23

Bubba Wallace #23 Leidos Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2022, blue with a series of multi-colored designs on sides. C

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

William Byron #24 Axalta Chevy CamaroNo change. D

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, white with blue flames and red. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #41

Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, some black and red added to rear. A-

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Erik Jones #43 FOCUSfactor Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2022, dark blue and green with designs on sides. D-

Erik Jones #43 U.S. Air Force Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on a green B-29. A

23XI RACING #45

Kurt Busch #45 Monster Energy Toyota CamryNo change. A

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 SweetLeaf Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2022, blue with leaf and dot motif. C

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, white and blue switched, sides cleaned up. A

MBM MOTORSPORTS #66

Timmy Hill #66 Bumper.com Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2022, white with blue, pink and red hill motif with car. C

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS #77

Josh Bilicki #77 Zeigler Auto Group Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, yellow and black, with white and yellow. curve on sides. C

TRACKHOUSE RACING #99

Daniel Suarez #99 Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, much more stripes and designs added. F

Daniel Suarez #99 Commscope Chevy CamaroNo change. F

Paint Scheme Grades-January 22, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Ross Chastain #1 Advent Health Chevy Camaro-Advent Health loves to over design their cars using bad color and design schemes. This one might be their worst yet. Everything about this scheme is wrong. F

Kevin Harvick #4 Rheem Ford Mustang-I think the car is a bit over designed, but the color scheme is good, and the design isn’t awful, so I’ll give it a B+

Kyle Larson #5 Hendrickcars.com Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Tyler Reddick #8 3Chi Chevy Camaro-I like this look, I think it’s great, and the new number position works well here. A

Chase Elliott #9 LLumar Window Film Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods Ford Mustang-As much as I like metallic gold on race cars, it looks forced here. It serves no real purpose, and just looks odd. It’s a great scheme regardless, so I’ll give it an A-

Christopher Bell #20 Rheem Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Erik Jones #43 U.S. Air Force Chevy Camaro-The dark green works well, and the smooth simple look is great. A

Timmy Hill #66 Bumper.com Ford Mustang-The pink isn’t needed, and the car isn’t needed. The rest of the color scheme looks decent, and the design scheme is decent, so I’ll give this a C.

Daniel Suarez #99 Commscope Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same F grade.

Paint Scheme Tracker-January 19, 2022

By David G. Firestone

TRACKHOUSE RACING #1

Ross Chastain #1 Advent Health Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, white with blue and yellow designs and watermelon motif. F

TEAM PENSKE #2

Austin Cindric #2 Menards/Richmond Ford MustangNo change. A

Austin Cindric #2 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Gear Wrench Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2022, black with orange and white designs. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Ford MustangNo Change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Rheem Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2022, black, red, and white with designs on sides. B+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #5

Kyle Larson #5 Hendrickcars.com Chevy CamaroNo change. A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Brad Keselowski #6 Fastenal Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2022, black fade to blue with honeycomb. A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #8

Tyler Reddick #8 3Chi Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2022, white, black, and gold with cutting edge designs. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #9

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, designs changed around. B

Chase Elliott #9 LLumar Window Film Chevy CamaroNo change. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #10

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, sides cleaned up, gold added to black. A-

TEAM PENSKE #12

Ryan Blaney #12 Menarads/Libman Ford MustangNo change. B

STEWART HAAS RACING #14

Chase Briscoe #14 Mahindra Ag North America Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2022, red with black designs on sides. C

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, blue fade to black with honeycomb. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota CamryNo change. F

JOE GIBBS RACING #19

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota CamryNo change. C-

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Christopher Bell #20 DeWalt Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2022, sides cleaned up. A

Christopher Bell #20 Rheem Toyota CamryNo change. A

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Harrison Burton #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford MustangNo Change. A

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 AAA Insurance Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, sides cleaned up. A

Joey Logano #22 AAA Southern California Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, sides cleaned up. A

23XI RACING #23

Bubba Wallace #23 Leidos Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2022, blue with a series of multi-colored designs on sides. C

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

William Byron #24 Axalta Chevy CamaroNo change. D

STEWART HAAS RACING #41

Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, some black and red added to rear. A-

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Erik Jones #43 FOCUSfactor Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2022, dark blue and green with designs on sides. D-

Erik Jones #43 U.S. Air Force Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on a green B-29. A

23XI RACING #45

Kurt Busch #45 Monster Energy Toyota CamryNo change. A

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 SweetLeaf Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2022, blue with leaf and dot motif. C

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, white and blue switched, sides cleaned up. A

MBM MOTORSPORTS #66

Timmy Hill #66 Bumper.com Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2022, white with blue, pink and red hill motif with car. C

TRACKHOUSE RACING #99

Daniel Suarez #99 Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, much more stripes and designs added. F

Daniel Suarez #99 Commscope Chevy CamaroNo change. F

Paint Scheme Grades-January 15, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Ford MustangSame scheme as last year, same A grade.

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Chevy CamaroChanging the design doesn’t make the scheme better, nor does it makes it worse. B

Bubba Wallace #23 Leidos Toyota CamryThe great color scheme is ruined by the awful design scheme. They cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com Ford MustangI like the new rear design, it adds to the look. A-

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 SweetLeaf Chevy CamaroGetting rid of the dot design will earn this scheme an A, but with it, this scheme is taken down to a C.

Paint Scheme Tracker-January 12, 2022

TEAM PENSKE #2

Austin Cindric #2 Menards/Richmond Ford MustangNo change. A

Austin Cindric #2 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Gear Wrench Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2022, black with orange and white designs. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Ford MustangNo Change. A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Brad Keselowski #6 Fastenal Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2022, black fade to blue with honeycomb. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #9

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, designs changed around. B

TEAM PENSKE #12

Ryan Blaney #12 Menarads/Libman Ford MustangNo change. B

STEWART HAAS RACING #14

Chase Briscoe #14 Mahindra Ag North America Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2022, red with black designs on sides. C

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, blue fade to black with honeycomb. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota CamryNo change. F

JOE GIBBS RACING #19

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota CamryNo change. C-

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Christopher Bell #20 DeWalt Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2022, sides cleaned up. A

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Harrison Burton #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford MustangNo Change. A

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 AAA Insurance Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, sides cleaned up. A

Joey Logano #22 AAA Southern California Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, sides cleaned up. A

23XI RACING #23

Bubba Wallace #23 Leidos Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2022, blue with a series of multi-colored designs on sides. C

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

William Byron #24 Axalta Chevy CamaroNo change. D

STEWART HAAS RACING #41

Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, some black and red added to rear. A-

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Erik Jones #43 FOCUSfactor Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2022, dark blue and green with designs on sides. D-

23XI RACING #45

Kurt Busch #45 Monster Energy Toyota CamryNo change. A

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 SweetLeaf Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2022, blue with leaf and dot motif. C

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, white and blue switched, sides cleaned up. A

TRACKHOUSE RACING #99

Daniel Suarez #99 Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, much more stripes and designs added. F

Paint Scheme Grades-January 8, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Austin Cindric #2 Menards/Richmond Ford MustangSame scheme as last year, same A grade.

Austin Cindric #2 Discount Tire Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Kevin Harvick #4 Gear Wrench Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth design, it isn’t over done, and it has a great color scheme. A

Brad Keselowski #6 Fastenal Ford Mustang-The fade looks great, the honeycomb works well, and the car looks amazing. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menarads/Libman Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B grade.

Chase Briscoe #14 Mahindra Ag North America Ford Mustang-It’s got a good color scheme, but boy oh boy, is the design scheme way over done. There is too much going on here for it to be good. The two cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford Mustang-*The fade looks great, the honeycomb works well, and the car looks amazing. A

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same F grade.

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same C- grade.

Christopher Bell #20 DeWalt Toyota Camry-Cleaning up the sides gives this car a much better look. A

Harrison Burton #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Joey Logano #22 AAA Insurance Ford Mustang-Cleaning up the sides gives this car a much better look. A

Joey Logano #22 AAA Southern California Ford Mustang-Cleaning up the sides gives this car a much better look. A

William Byron #24 Axalta Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same D grade.

Erik Jones #43 FOCUSfactor Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is bad, and the design scheme is bad, so this isn’t a good scheme. The only good thing I can say is that the light blue stripes look good. D-

Kurt Busch #45 Monster Energy Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Chevy Camaro-Changing the color and cleaning up the sides gives this car a much better look. A

Daniel Suarez #99 Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Chevy Camaro-Adding these new elements, stripes, and designs takes a decent scheme to an awful scheme. F