Paint Scheme Grades-February 5, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang-It’s a good look, it isn’t over designed, and it has a great color scheme. A

Tyler Reddick #8 Guaranteed Rate Chevy Camaro-Getting rid of the green was a good move, the car looks bolder, and the design looks great. A

Chase Elliott #9 Hooters Chevy Camaro-While I personally loved the black scheme, this is also a great scheme, well designed, and the color scheme is great. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Wurth Ford Mustang– didn’t think I could like the Wurth scheme more, but here we are. This toned down scheme works well, and has a great color scheme. A

Noah Gragson #16 Cure Token Chevy Camaro-I like the shade of yellow here, but the white stripes are way too over designed. It’s not bad, but without the stripes, this would get an A. With the stripes, this gets a B.

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

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota Camry-I like the new pattern, it works well. The color scheme is great too, so this gets an A.

William Byron #24 Valvoline Chevy Camaro-Toning down the old Valvoline scheme works well, and the less is more design works well. A

Jacques Villeneuve #27 Team Hezeberg Ford Mustang-I don’t like the gray here, even though I would normally like the shade of gray, it just doesn’t work. The orange and number circle work well, so all things considered, this gets a B.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Food 4 Less/Slim Jim Chevy Camaro-The new design really doesn’t add or detract from the previous scheme, so I’ll give this an A.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/Irish Spring Body Wash Chevy Camaro-The light and dark green really clash with each other, as does the blue and dark green. The car itself isn’t over designed, so I’ll give this a C.

Cody Ware #51 Nurtec ODT Chevy Camaro-It’s a good look, with a great color scheme, and this will always get an A.

Cody Ware #51 Nurtec ODT Chevy Camaro-It’s a good look, with a great color scheme, and this will always get an A.

Noah Gragson #62 Beard Oil Chevy Camaro-This is a big downgrade. The new scheme is much too over designed, with needless stripes, and a needless sublimated design. The good color scheme and bad design scheme cancel each other out, and this gets a C.


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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