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