Paint Scheme Grades-August 27, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Corey LaJoie #7 RAZE Energy Chevy Camaro-This is a slightly better Raze Energy scheme. It’s still awful, just not as much. D-

Tyler Reddick #8 KCMG Chevy Camaro-Mediocre design scheme, check. Mediocre color scheme, check, Mediocre C grade, check.

Aric Almirola #10 Go Bowling Ford Mustang-This is a downgrade from last season. With this, less is more, so this new design, takes the scheme from an A to a B+

Bubba Wallace #23 SiriusXM Toyota Camry-Same scheme as #45, same B grade.

Todd Gilliland #38 MDS Ford Mustang-The reversing of the center colors takes the scheme from a B+ down to a B because it looks awful.

Todd Gilliland #38 Homestead Scheme Entrepreneurs’ Organization of South Florida Ford Mustang-A good design scheme with a bad design scheme will always earn a C.

Ty Gibbs #45 Toyota SmartPath Toyota Camry-It’s a smooth look, it isn’t over designed, so this gets an A.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Sugarlands Distilling Company/BallPark Chevy Camaro-This is two different schemes, that just don’t work with each other. The clash is too great, and this gets an A.

Kyle Tilley #78 Brush Creek Valley Farms Family Foundation Ford Mustang-I like the look, and the color scheme, it’s well designed, this gets an A.

Kimi Räikkönen’s #91 Recogni/iLOQ Chevy Camaro-We are 2 for 2 in ex-F1 drivers making their Cup debuts in horribly awful paint schemes. It’s gaudy, and over designed. This gets an F.

Daniel Suárez #99 Princess Cruises Chevy Camaro-A good look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.