Paint Scheme Grades-June 4, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Austin Cindric #2 Menards/Cardell Cabinetry Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road Chevy Camaro-I like this look, it isn’t over done, this looks great! A

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Patriotic Ford Mustang-Pick a theme! White works, patriotic works, the rear design works, but this is just a jumbled mess! This gets a C.

Brad Keselowski #6 Kohler Generators Patriotic Ford Mustang-This is beyond over designed, and none of it works. The top clashes with the bottom, and the RFK Racing template doesn’t work. This is awful! F

Corey LaJoie #7 The USO Chevy Camaro-The front is awful, the rear works, so this gets a C.

Tyler Reddick #8 Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Patriotic Chevy Camaro-I can’t say that adding the blue at the bottom helps or hurts the scheme, so this gets the same A from last year.

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Patriotic Chevy Camaro-This color scheme works so much better than the NAPA colors, it takes the scheme from a B to an A.

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Patriotic Ford Mustang-New design, still awful. D

Ryan Blaney #12 Dent Wizard Ford Mustang-This looks much better without the Penske template. It does need to be cleaned up a bit, so this gets a B.

Ryan Blaney #12 Body Armor Edge Ford Mustang-The side designs are over done, and the color scheme is blah. This gets a C-

Chase Briscoe #14 Mahindra Tractors Patriotic Ford Mustang-This is a good look, that isn’t overdone, so this gets an A.

Ryan Preece #15 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford Mustang-If the car was either plain green or a patriotic motif, this would work better. This gets a C.

Noah Gragson #16 Charlotte Knights Chevy Camaro-NPick a theme! Pinstripe works, baseball works, the rear design works, but this is just a jumbled mess! This gets a C.

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Patriotic Toyota Camry-Nothing really changes in terms of the grade. A

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Patriotic Toyota Camry-Nothing really changes in terms of the grade. A

Michael McDowell #34 Fr8 Auctions Patriotic Ford Mustang-The camo is darker, but this is still awful. F

Todd Gilliland #38 Boot Barn Patriotic Ford Mustang-The camo takes a D- scheme down to an F scheme.

Cole Custer #41 Chicken Cock Whiskey Ford Mustang-Not a bad look. It has a great color scheme, and a good look. A

Erik Jones #43 FocusFactor Patriotic Chevy Camaro-It’s not pixel camo, it’s just pixels, which makes this scheme just that much worse. F

Erik Jones #43 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevy Camaro-I like the color scheme, but the design scheme is horrible. It’s over designed. The two cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/Reese’s Chevy Camaro-This is one of the rare few instances where the 2021 Kroger template works better. This is horrible, and irredeemable! F.

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Patriotic Chevy Camaro-A good color scheme with a good design scheme will always earn an A.

BJ McLeod #78 B’laster Ford Mustang-The only good thing I can say here is that I like the shade of red used. D-


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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