Paint Scheme Grades-March 12, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Ross Chastain #1 ACM Awards Chevy Camaro-My only complaint here is that the blue isn’t needed. A-

Austin Dillon #3 BREZTRI Chevy Camaro-This toned down scheme works very well, and I don’t have any complaints. A

Tyler Reddick #8 BetMGM Chevy Camaro-Another example of rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. This new scheme isn’t better or worse, so it gets the same C grade.

Aric Almirola #10 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang-It’s another example of a great scheme made better! This was a great scheme last year, and it’s a great scheme this year. A

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Freight Toyota Camry-Same scheme as FedEx Express, same A grade.

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Pennzoil Ford Mustang-I like this newer, much cleaner design. It’s got a good color scheme, and not over done. A

Chase Briscoe #14 Ford Performance Racing School Ford Mustang-Can’t really complain here, it’s a great look. A

Daniel Hemric #16 South Point Hotel Casino & Spa Chevy Camaro-I like the black/yellow/red color scheme, and the design works well. A

Kyle Busch #18 Ethel M Chocolates Toyota Camry-I can’t really say that the new look is a downgrade, so I won’t. A

Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Ford Mustang-Adding the white doesn’t really add or subtract, so I’ll give it an A.

Bubba Wallace #23 Dr Pepper Cream Soda Toyota Camry-The cream and red don’t really work together that well, but it’s still not terrible. B+

Todd Gilliland #38 Georgia Peanut Commission Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Ty Dillon #42 Goettl Air Conditioning Chevy Camaro-The whole slew of new designs on the sides looks awful and is a jumbled mess. With a good color scheme, this gets a C.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 SunnyD Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same F grade.

B.J. McLeod #78 Pala Casino Resort and Spa Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth, simple look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

B.J. McLeod #78 and Spa Ford Mustang-Another example, of a good look, with a great color scheme. A


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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