Paint Scheme Grades-March 19, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Ross Chastain #1 K1 Speed Chevy Camaro-Toning down the designs would work better, but this is still good. B+

Austin Dillon #3 Get Bioethanol Chevy Camaro-The scheme is pretty much the same, so it gets the same B.

Kyle Larson #5 Valvoline Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same C grade.

Brad Keselowski #6 Socios.com Throwback Ford Mustang-The reverse scheme wasn’t my favorite at that time, but it has grown on me a bit, so I’ll give this a B.

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

Ryan Blaney #12 Menards/Maytag Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Chase Briscoe #14 HighPoint Ford Mustang-I like this scheme, and I like circuity designs on cars, so this gets an A.

Garrett Smithley #15 Trophy Tractor Chevy Camaro-It’s an improvement, but it still isn’t great. I’ll give this a C.

AJ Allmendinger #16 Action Industries Chevy Camaro-It’s a great design, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Chris Buescher #17 ITsavvy Ford Mustang-The subtle RFK Racing template works well, and the rest of the car looks great. A

Chris Buescher #17 Socios.com Throwback Ford Mustang-Another example of a scheme that wasn’t my favorite at that time, but it has grown on me a bit, so I’ll give this a B.

Kyle Busch #18 DeWalt Toyota Camry-Same scheme as #20, same A grade.

Bubba Wallace #23 Root Insurance Toyota Camry-This is a decent scheme, but it’s a downgrade from the amazing scheme last year. I’ll give this a B.

Greg Biffle #44 Florida A&M University Chevy Camaro-I like me some snakeskin, and this is a great look. A

Kurt Busch #45 MoneyLion Toyota Camry-It’s not great. I like the shades of green, but the random designs don’t work. I’ll give this a C-

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Fry’s/NOS Chevy Camaro-This is a great look, with a great color scheme, and this will earn an A.

Alex Bowman 48 Ally/Best Friends Chevy Camaro-I think this is a decent look. It’s a bit over done, but it isn’t horrible. B+

BJ McLeod #78 Premier Business Investments Ford Mustang-No complaints here, the color scheme works, and the design scheme is great. A

Tarso Marques #79 Dignity Gold Ford Mustang-Toning down the stripes would work better, but this isn’t bad so this gets a B.Camry,Toyota,Camry,

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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