Paint Scheme Grades-May 20, 2023

By David G. Firestone

Kevin Harvick #4 Sunny Delight Throwback Ford Mustang-The colors aren’t accurate, and the brand new Sunny Delight logo is kind of jarring. This gets a B+

Kyle Larson #5 Chevy Camaro-It’s a great look, very accurate, and the car has a bold look. A

Brad Keselowski #6 Castrol Throwback Ford Mustang-I’m getting some serious early 1990’s John Force vibes from this, and I love it! John Force Castrol was ALWAYS a great look!

Corey LaJoie #7 Nations Guard Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same D grade.

Corey LaJoie #7 Nations Guard Throwback Chevy Camaro-A really great look, the vintage look is great, and I can’t not like this! A

Chase Elliott #9 LLumar Window Film Throwback Chevy Camaro-Simple, bold, a great look, and the perfectly replicated door numbers all add up to give this scheme an A.

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Throwback Toyota Camry-The vintage logo is a great look, and I love the design, so this gets an A.

Chase Briscoe #14 Mahindra Tractors Throwback Ford Mustang-This is a look that never gets old, no matter how many times it’s done. A

Brennan Poole #15 VDL Strong Ford Mustang-I think the red isn’t needed, otherwise, this is a great scheme. A

Brennan Poole #15 Macc Door Systems Throwback Ford Mustang-I like the look, it’s very faithfully done, and the car works as a whole. A

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Throwback Toyota Camry-While it’s a good look, I don’t see how this scheme is based on 2017. Was it based on Auto Owner’s Insurance, Mattress Row, or Bass Pro Shop? It’s not a real throwback, since those would get solid A’s, but this gets a B.

Harrison Burton #21 DEX Imaging Throwback Ford Mustang-Exide Batteries had some good schemes back in the day, and this one is bringing back fond memories. A

Bubba Wallace #23 Dr. Pepper Toyota Camry-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Todd Gilliland #38 Serial 1 Throwback Ford Mustang-I really miss the old schemes of the 1990’s, this is just another example of a great look. A

Ryan Preece #41 United Rentals Throwback Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Noah Gragson #42 Sunseeker Resort Throwback Chevy Camaro-This was a bold look back then, and it’s a faithful replica now. A

Erik Jones #43 Allegiant Throwback Chevy Camaro-Another contender for Best Throwback of the year! A great look that was faithfully reproduced! This gets an A.

Tyler Reddick #45 Forward Together Toyota Camry-I can’t confirm it’s a Sharpie throwback, but it does look good, so it gets an A.

Ryan Newman #51 Biohaven/Jacob Co. Throwback Ford Mustang-Another faithful throwback and one that looks really good. A

Ty Gibbs #54 Shriners Children’s Throwback Toyota Camry-Yet another contender for best paint scheme of the year! This is amazing, and it really brings me back. A

Ty Dillon #77 Honest Charley Speed Shop Throwback Chevy Camaro-Great look, faithfully replicated, a good look all around. A

BJ McLeod #78 The Daily Down Force/Out of the Groove Chevy Camaro-Too many contrasting colors, and too much going on. F


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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