Paint Scheme Grades-September 19, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Trucker Appreciation Chevy Camaro-I think the blue is pointless, but other than that, this is a great scheme. A-

Tyler Reddick #8 Cat Rental Store Chevy Camaro-Love the shades of red and yellow, and the design looks great too! A

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Cares Toyota Camry-My only complaint here is that I think the blue and orange is over done. Other than that, this is a great scheme. A-

Ryan Blaney #12 Menards/Quaker State Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B grade.

Clint Bowyer #14 Ford Performance Racing School Ford Mustang-This is an amazing scheme, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Joey Gase #51 Donate Life Virginia Ford Mustang-This is horrifically designed, and it has a bad color scheme, and that will always earn an F.

James Davison #53 Cruz & Associates Chevy Camaro-My only complaint is that the white designs are pointless. Other than that, this is a great scheme. A-

Reed Sorenson #77 BetterForYourHealth.com Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as Austin Hatcher, same A grade.

Paint Scheme Grades-September 12, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Brad Keselowski #2 Discount Tire Throwback Ford Mustang-While I like this scheme as a whole, I do think it’s a bit over designed. A-

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Throwback Toyota Camry-I really like this scheme, and I love that FedEx used their old logo. I love that logo. This is great and earns an A.

Ty Dillon #13 GEICO Throwback Chevy Camaro-The scheme was over designed in 2010, and I think the throwback doesn’t look as great as it could be. I’ll give this a B+

Brennan Poole #15 Remember Everyone Deployed Throwback Chevy Camaro-This is a great throwback. It’s faithful, and it looks great. I can’t say anything bad about this. A

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Throwback Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Throwback Ford Mustang-Another faithful throwback of a great scheme, that is very well done. No complaints here! A

JJ Yeley #27 Jacob Companies Throwback Chevy Camaro-If there is a scheme that sums up the late 1990’s, this is it. If ever there was a scheme that shows why I hated the late 1990’s, this is it. It’s ugly, horrifically over designed, and has an awful color scheme. This gets an F.

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Cash App Throwback Chevy Camaro-This is a really great look, and the throwback is faithful, so I’ll give this an A.

James Davison #53 Signing Day Sports Throwback Ford Mustang-This is a great throwback! I love the door numbers on the original, and the scheme is very faithful. I give this an A.

Timmy Hill #66 RoofClaim.com Throwback Toyota Camry-I love 1980’s Skoal Bandits, and this is one of my favorites. This is an amazingly faithful throwback, and it gets an A.

Ross Chastain #77 Dirty Mo Media Throwback Chevy Camaro-As a long time Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan, I love this scheme! This is my favorite scheme this year. A

Paint Scheme Grades-September 5, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Throwback Permatex Chevy Camaro-This isn’t a real throwback. While it does have throwback elements, it’s a bit over done with the hood spiral. The motif looks good on the side. I’ll give this a B.

Austin Dillon #3 Dow VORASURF Chevy Camaro-It’s not over designed, and it has a great color scheme. That will always earn an A.

Garrett Smithley #7 Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as Wisconsin Lighting Lab, same A grade.

Josh Bilicki #7 Ariens Chevy Camaro-My only complaint is that the white is pointless here. Other than than, this gets an A.

Tyler Reddick #8 KCMG Chevy Camaro-The only thing saving this scheme is a good color scheme. This is an ugly over designed mess. D

Ryan Blaney #12 Body Armor Ford Mustang-There is nothing good I can say about this scheme. This is horrible. It’s horrifically over designed, and too many colors. F

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Throwback Toyota Camry-This was a great scheme then, and a great scheme now. It’s a good, faithful throwback of a great scheme, and it earns an A.

Erik Jones #20 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota Camry-A good fade always works, and a good color scheme helps. A

Erik Jones #20 SportClips Throwback Toyota Camry-I never really liked Tony’s silver Home Depot schemes, largely because I don’t like silver and orange as a color scheme. I like this scheme because red works so much better. I’ll give this a B, as I do think it is over designed.

JJ Yeley #27 Thriv5 Ford Mustang-I like this. The designs look good, the car as a whole has a smooth look, and the car looks great. A

JJ Yeley #27 America Strong Chevy Camaro-I think the car is a bit over designed, and I hate the yellow stripe on the read. Still, this isn’t a bad scheme, so I’ll give it a B.

Michael McDowell #34 CarParts.com Ford Mustang-The spiral motif works well, and the lack of orange is a much needed improvement. A

Ryan Preece #37 Scotts Chevy Camaro-Getting rid of the green, and toning down the waves would help this scheme a lot. Currently, this mess gets a D, because I do like the shades of white and blue.

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Citgard Ford Mustang-The plain red Citgo scheme was a great look, and a scheme I really miss. This is a really good look, and a faithful throwback, so it gets an A.

Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com Throwback Ford Mustang-Another amazing and faithful throwback from a great scheme. This looks great, and gets an A.

Josh Bilicki #53 Insurance King/The Wounded Blue Chevy Camaro-Nothing really wrong here. The car is smooth, and the scheme looks great. A

Joey Gase #53 Sparks Ford Mustang-It’s an ugly, over designed mess, and not even a great color scheme can save from an F.

Ross Chastain #77 Moose Fraternity Chevy Camaro-I like the look, I like the color scheme, I like the moose, this gets an A.

BJ McLeod #78 Royal Teak Collection Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Christopher Bell #95 JBL Throwback Toyota Camry-I think the original was an over designed mess, and I think the throwback reflects that. F

Paint Scheme Grades-August 29, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Quinn Houff #00 Eagle Rock Wealth Management Chevy Camaro-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Throwback Chevy Camaro-This is a great throwback, and I love the design! A

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Throwback Ford Mustang-I like this design. Busch has some great cans in the 90’s, and this is a perfect example. A

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Meyer Ford Mustang-I like the overall design, but they took a few creative liberties with the car, and the new designs are not only pointless, but distract from the overall scheme. Still, this is good, and I’ll give it a B+

Josh Bilicki #7 Insurance King Throwback Chevy Camaro-This is a very faithful throwback, and I think this looks great! A

Chase Elliott #9 Mountain Dew/Team Rubicon Chevy Camaro-Camo does NOT look good on a race car in general, but this color scheme really doesn’t do it any favors. F

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Throwback Chevy Camaro-I hated this scheme the first time around, but I understand why it was used. Still, it is a faithful throwback, so I’ll give this a C

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Monster Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy Camaro-This is faithful replica of an awesome scheme. I like this, and it gets an A.

Corey LaJoie #32 Drydene Ford Mustang-Adding the black is pointless, and the new design is over done. Now it isn’t horrible, and the color scheme is decent, so I’ll give it a C.

Michael McDowell #34 Digital Ally Shield Cleansers Ford Mustang-It’s a bold look, and it isn’t over designed, so I give it an A.

John Hunter Nemechek #38 ACME Markets Ford Mustang-I like the color scheme, and I hate the design scheme. As such, this gets a C.

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Columbia Sportswear Chevy Camaro-This is an amazing scheme, and I like the design and color schemes. This earns an A.

Joey Gase #51 Race for Relief Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, white. A

It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Alex Bowman #88 Acronis Chevy Camaro-The stripes work well, it’s bold, and not over designed. I give this an A.

Alex Bowman #88 Truck Hero/Chevy Group Chevy Camaro-I hated this scheme the first time around, but I understand why it was used. Still, it is a faithful throwback, so I’ll give this a C

Daniel Suarez #96 ARRIS Throwback Toyota Camry-I liked this scheme then, and I like it now. A

Paint Scheme Grades-August 22, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Creek Enterprises Inc. Chevy Camaro-It’s a bold look, but is has a great color scheme. I like this, and it gets an A.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Beer/National Forest Foundation Ford Mustang-I like the new motif for 2020. The forest design looks good, and the car has a solid look. A

Tyler Reddick #8 Cat App Chevy Camaro-Black is a good color for a race car, and I like the addition of dots and yellow. This earns an A.

Tyler Reddick #8 Cat Power Throwback Chevy Camaro-While I didn’t like this car back in 1994, it has grown on me since then. I think this is a great throwback, and it gets an A.

Kyle Busch #18 Snickers Toyota Camry-I really like this scheme. It’s bold, the shade of brown works well, and the car looks great. A

JJ Yeley #27 NASCAR Heat 5 Ford Mustang-Black with blue flame is a great look. The scheme is smooth, and the car looks great. A

Ryan Preece #37 Purina Chevy Camaro-Get rid of checkerboard motif and the car gets a solid A. This scheme gets a B.

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 DoorDash Chevy Camaro-This is a solid, smooth, and simple look that always earns an A.

Jimmie Johnson #48 Ally Financial Chevy Camaro-This doesn’t work. White isn’t as good as black here. This change takes a solid A scheme down to a C.

James Davison, #51 Jacob Construction Chevy Camaro-There isn’t really anything wrong here. I just don’ think it’s a great scheme. It’s a meh scheme, and it gets a C

Garrett Smithley #53 Chevy Camaro-It’s a great scheme, and it earns an A.Mustang,Ford,Mustang,Toyota Camry,Toyota,Camry,

Paint Scheme Grades-August 8, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Creek Enterprises Inc. Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same B grade.

Brad Keselowski #2 Snap On Ford Mustang-I think the designs here are pointless, the red needs to go. With the red designs gone, this gets an A, but with the red designs, this gets a B+

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Patriotic Chevy Camaro-I think the wave motif is a bit over designed. Red should also replace blue as the primary color. Other than that, this gets a B.

Austin Dillon #3 RigUp/Roland Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Austin Dillon #3 Freightliner Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same C grade.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Head for the Mountains Ford Mustang-I like the motif here. It looks great, and isn’t over done. This gets an A.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Patriotic Ford Mustang-I think this car is over designed. I especially hate the fireworks. The color is good, and the rear looks good, so I’ll give it a C.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Apple Ford Mustang-Red is a great color, and the apple orchard motif looks great. I can’t give this less than an A so I won’t.

Ryan Newman #6 Progressive Insurance Ford Mustang-This is a great look. The shades of blue look good, and I like the smooth design. A

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Mayer Patriotic Ford Mustang-An amazing front half with an awful rear half earns a C grade.

Ryan Newman #6 Acronis Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B grade.

Ryan Newman #6 Guaranteed Rate Ford Mustang-I don’t like this car, but I don’t hate it. I think it’s just a C grade car.

Reed Sorenson #7 Gorilla Glue Chevy Camaro-A smooth look, with a simple and smooth design will always earn an A.

Josh Bilicki #7 Insurance King Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #27, same B grade.

Reed Sorenson #7 Wilkerson Crane & Rental Chevy Camaro-A smooth look, with a simple and smooth design will always earn an A.

Tyler Reddick #8 Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Chevy Camaro-An amazing bottom half with an awful top half earns a C grade.

Tyler Reddick #8 Cat Oil & Gas Chevy Camaro-This is far too over designed. Even with a great color scheme, this gets an F.

Tyler Reddick #8 Feeding America Chevy Camaro-The shades of yellow and green work well with each other, and the smooth design scheme works well too. A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Patriotic Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same D grade.

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Hometown Original Ford Mustang-Another scheme that I don’t like, but at the same time I don’t hate. It’s just a meh scheme that gets a C

Aric Almirola #10 Go Bowling Ford Mustang-This is a great look! The new scheme is much smoother, and it looks amazing! A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Vote For Bacon Ford Mustang-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

Denny Hamlin #11 National Civil Rights Museum Toyota Camry-It’s a great look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Atlas Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A- grade.

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Maytag Ford Mustang-The Menard’s template works well with red, and this scheme gets an A.

Clint Bowyer #14 CSU One Cure Ford Mustang-The new design is a downgrade from last year. This is a case where the scheme would get a higher grade if it had a different color scheme. Still, it’s not horrible, so it gets a B.

Clint Bowyer #14 Haas CNC Ford Mustang-This is over designed, the red stripes are far too over designed, and the white design is awful. This gets an F.

Chris Buescher #17 Sunny D Patriotic Ford Mustang-This might be one of the worst schemes of 2020. It’s horribly over designed, and the twisted flag motif is awful. F

Chris Buescher #17 Roush Performance Stage 3 Ford Mustang-This is a great look! The orange and black work well, and the car has a smooth look. A

Chris Buescher #17 Fifth-Third Bank Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B- grade.

Kyle Busch #18 Skittles Patriotic Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Mini’s Toyota Camry-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota Camry-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Red Kap Ford Mustang-A smooth look with a great color scheme will ALWAYS earn an A.

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menards/Quaker State Ford Mustang-Green doesn’t work well with the Menard’s template. I give this a C.

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Dutch Boy Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same C grade.

JJ Yeley #27 Greenlight Debit Card Ford Mustang-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

JJ Yeley #27 Red Rock Secured Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

JJ Yeley #27 Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Corey LaJoie #32 Trump 2020 Ford Mustang-Yet another scheme that I don’t like, but at the same time I don’t hate. It’s just a meh scheme that gets a C

Corey LaJoie #32 Plan B Sales Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B+ grade.

Michael McDowell #34 CarParts.com Patriotic Ford Mustang-This is a horrible look. The blue and orange shades don’t work, and the car as a whole is over designed. I can’t give this anything but an F, so I won’t.

Michael McDowell #34 Chicago Pneumatic Compressors Ford Mustang-This is a bold look, with a great color scheme, and it looks amazing. A

Ryan Preece #37 Proctor & Gamble’s Take on Race Initiative Chevy Camaro-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that always earns an A.

Ryan Preece #37 Kleenex Chevy Camaro-A good color scheme and a smooth design scheme are all that’s needed to get an A grade.

Ryan Preece #37 Glad Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is bad, it clashes with the design scheme. The design scheme itself is awful, and I can’t give this anything but an F.

Ryan Preece #37 Kingsford Chevy Camaro-The wave motif works well here, and the car has a decent look, so it gets an A.

Ryan Preece #37 Louisiana Hot Sauce Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same B+ grade.

John H. Nemechek #38 Digital Ally Ford Mustang-I think the cube motif is over done a bit. The color scheme works well here, and the design is not too over designed, so it gets an A.

Cole Custer #41 Autodesk Fusion 360 Ford Mustang-Great color scheme plus horrible design scheme equals a C grade.

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 World Wide Technology Chevy Camaro-The starburst motif isn’t over done, and the shade of blue works perfectly. All of this is getting an A grade.

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Cash App Chevy Camaro-A good color scheme and a smooth design scheme are all that’s needed to get an A grade.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger Chevy Camaro-The American flag motif works well here, and the scheme is great to begin with, so this gets an A.

Joey Gase #51 Red Rock Secured Ford Mustang-This is a great look. The patriotic motif under the shade of red works well. This looks great and gets an A.

Joey Gase #51 Red Rock Secured Ford Mustang-A good color scheme and a smooth design scheme are all that’s needed to get an A grade.

Joey Gase #51 Adkins Automotive Ford Mustang-A good color scheme and a smooth design scheme are all that’s needed to get an A grade.

Joey Gase #51 Donate Life/Pro Master Ford Mustang-A good color scheme and a smooth design scheme are all that’s needed to get an A grade.

Joey Gase #51 Page Construction Ford Mustang-Without the green stripes, this would earn an A, but with the stripes, this earns a B.

JJ Yeley #53 Truckworx Chevy Camaro-Another example of a pointlessly over designed car. This is one of the worst I’ve seen in 2020, and that includes those disasters of All-Star Race cars. I can’t give this higher than an F.

Garrett Smithley #53 Rich Mar Florist Chevy Camaro-I hate the black and pink here. It just doesn’t work. This scheme would work with other colors. I will give this a C.

Josh Bilicki #53 Junction Fuels Chevy Camaro-My only complaint here is that the white stripe is too wide. A-

Garrett Smithley #53 Axele TMS Chevy Camaro-This scheme is much too over designed, and the color scheme isn’t great. I give this an F.

Garrett Smithley #53 Victory Lane Quick Oil Change/Kendall Oil Chevy Camaro-The design scheme and the color scheme are great. This scheme gets an A.

Ross Chastain #77 Melon Man Brand Chevy Camaro-This design scheme could get an A with a different color scheme, but with the pink, this gets a C.

Josh Bilicki #77 Austin Hatcher Foundation Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

Garrett Smithley #78 Baker Camp Arnold Capital Management Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

B.J. McLeod #78 Koolbox Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

BJ McLeod #78 Axele.com Chevy Camaro-This car is horrifically over designed, and not even a good color scheme can save this from an F.

Christopher Bell #95 Germania Insurance Toyota Camry-This is a really bold design, and it isn’t over done. It works very well, and gets an A.

Christopher Bell #95 Toyota Toyota Camry-The scheme is far too over designed, and the pointless black box makes it worse. I can’t give this anything less than a D.

Paint Scheme Grades-June 27, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Mayer Subkit Ford Mustang-Its the same basic scheme as Oscar Meyer, so it gets an A.

Tyler Reddick #8 Realtree Chevy Camaro-I HATE camo on race cars, and the white stripes just don’t work. This is horrible, and gets an F.

Chase Elliott #9 Mountain Dew/Little Ceaser’s Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Sylvania Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Clint Bowyer #14 Barstool Sports Ford Mustang-This is an over done scheme, I think that there way too much. Scaling it back could lead to a passing grad, but this gets an F.

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

JJ Yeley #27 Ford Mustang-A smooth look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Corey LaJoie #32 Jason Bond’s WallStBookie.com Ford Mustang-This is another example of a scheme where the good and the bad are in equal. I like the blue, but I hate the designs. As such, this gets a C.

Joey Gase #51 EFX Corp Ford Mustang-A smooth look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Joey Gase #51 The Gifted Life Podcast/Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency Ford Mustang-I like the color scheme, but the design scheme is over designed. I’ll give this a C.

Josh Bilicki #53 Sky King Fireworks Chevy Camaro-A smooth look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Quin Houff #77 Oil Fire Rye Whiskey Chevy Camaro-It isn’t a bad look per se, but it is a downgrade from last year so I’ll give it a B+.

Alex Bowman #88 Valvoline Chevy Camaro-This is a great redesign! I love the look, and the throwback logos. This gets an A.

Paint Scheme Grades-June 20, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Austin Dillon #3 Behr Ultra Chevy Camaro-I like the change here, the new scheme looks good, and this is a great look. A

Reed Sorenson #7 Chevy Camaro-A smooth look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Tyler Reddick #8 Chevy Cares Chevy Camaro-Another example of a scheme that isn’t wrong, and isn’t right. It’s just blah, so I’ll give it a C.

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

Ty Dillon #13 GEICO For Your Boat Chevy Camaro-I like this scheme, but I think that the blue and white should be reversed…but it’s still a great scheme so it gets an A.

Erik Jones #20 Toyota Accessories Toyota Camry-I think that the red designs are a tad over done, but everything else works well, so it gets an A-.

Joey Logano #22 Auto Trader Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same D+ grade.

JJ Yeley #27 Ford Mustang-Same scheme as Insurance King, same D+ grade.

Corey LaJoie #32 Keen Parts/Corvette Parts “Mask” Ford Mustang-I hated this last year, I hate this in 2020. I don’t get it, and I give it an F.

Corey LaJoie #32 Storm Tight Windows Ford Mustang-Aqua and a tornado is kind of an odd pairing. This is another example of a scheme that would look better with a new color scheme. B-

Michael McDowell #34 The Pete Store Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same C grade.

Ryan Preece #37 Purina Chevy Camaro-I think the side designs are over done by a tad, I also think the pet pictures are oddly placed. It’s not terrible, so I’ll give it a B+

Ryan Preece #37 Slim Jim Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Death Wish Coffee Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look, it has a great color scheme and that will ALWAYS earn an A.

Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com/Jacob Co Ford Mustang-Two sponsors with two different designs is not a good look. This is such a mess, that I can’t give it anything but an F.

Cole Custer #41 Jacob Co/HaasTooling.com Ford Mustang-Two sponsors with two different designs is not a good look. This is such a mess, that I can’t give it anything but an F.

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Black Lives Matter Chevy Camaro-It’s simple, it gets the point across, and it works. A

Joey Gase #51 Donate Life Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that earns an A.

Joey Gase #51 Chevy Camaro-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that earns an A.

Joey Gase #51 Carolina SIM Works Chevy Camaro-I like the look, it’s smooth, and it really looks good. A

Garrett Smithley #53 Hero Box Chevy Camaro-I like the green here, and the car has a smooth yet bold look, so I give it an A.

David Starr #53 Helluva Ranch/Richardson Service Chevy Camaro-The stripes are beyond over designed, and the car as a whole looks like a mess. F

Garrett Smithley #77 Chevy Camaro-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that earns an A.

JJ Yeley #77 Greenville Swamp Rabbits Chevy Camaro-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that earns an A.

Garrett Smithley #77 Formula One Imports Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

BJ McLeod #78 Circle Track Warehouse Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, red. A It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that earns an A.

Paint Scheme Grades-June 13, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light For The Farmers Ford Mustang-I really like the farm design, and the car is well-designed. This is a good scheme, and it gets an A.

Ryan Newman #6 Progressive Insurance Ford Mustang-The car has a good color scheme, and the design scheme is smooth, and good. I can’t give this anything less than an A.

JJ Yeley #7 VCP/4URX Chevy Camaro-The car has a good color scheme, and the design scheme is smooth, and good. I can’t give this anything less than an A.

Clint Bowyer #14 Built Ford Proud Ford Mustang-My only complaint is that the white doesn’t really help, but it’s a very minor complaint. A-

Clint Bowyer #14 Peak Throwback Mustang-The throwback is faithful, the car looks good, I give this an A.

Clint Bowyer #14 Busch Light For The Farmers-I really like the farm design, and the car is well-designed. This is a good scheme, and it gets an A.

Kyle Busch #18 Skittles Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Knauf Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B+ grade.

Josh Bilicki #27 Insurance King Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same F grade.

Corey LaJoie #32 Built Bar Ford Mustang-I don’t really like this scheme, but I don’t hate it either. It’s just mediocre, and it earns a C

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 McDonald’s Chevy Camaro-It’s amazing how much better the car looks without the white. This is a good look, and I give it an A.

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. #47 NOS Chevy Camaro-I like the color scheme, and the smooth design scheme looks great. A

Joey Gase #51 Chevy Camaro-A smooth look, with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Bayley Currey #53 Belmont Classic Cars Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Daniel Suarez #96 Coca-Cola Toyota Camry-This is a good look. The red works, and the design is smooth, and simple, and the scheme gets an A.

Daniel Suarez #96 Cherry Vanilla Coke Toyota Camry-The only thing I like about this scheme is the good color scheme. This scheme gets a D+.

Paint Scheme Grades-June 6, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Mane ‘n Tail Chevy Camaro-It’s an ugly, over designed mess. Not even a good color scheme could save this from an F.

Ryan Newman #6 Roush Performance Ford Mustang-I like the new carbon fiber motif. The car looks good, and I give this an A.

JJ Yeley #7 Veteran’s Community Project Chevy Camaro-The fact that the American flag isn’t red, white, and blue is annoying. The rest of the car isn’t bad, but the patriotic motif doesn’t work.

Josh Bilicki #7 Strutmasters Chevy Camaro-This is a much better patriotic motif. It works well, and the car looks great. A

Tyler Reddick #8 Okuma Chevy Camaro-The new changes don’t help or hurt the scheme, and I will give the scheme a D+.

Tyler Reddick #8 ALSCO Uniforms Chevy Camaro-I like a good fade, and the red stripes work well. A

Erik Jones #20 Craftsman Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Richmond Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Reese/Drawtite Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Corey LaJoie #32 Enlisted Nine/JDog Brands Ford Mustang-The P-51 motif works well, and the car looks great. Metallic silver really is a great color. A

Ryan Preece #37 Bush’s Best Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Cole Custer #41 Autodesk/HaasTooling.com Ford Mustang-Too many colors, and it’s over designed. This is just a mess. F

Joey Gase #51 Agri Supply/Carolina Cooker Chevy Camaro-The patriotic motif is a bit over designed, otherwise, it’s a great scheme. B

Garrett Smithley #53 Victory Lane/Quick Oil/Kendall Oil Change Chevy Camaro-The car looks good, the checkered flag motif works well, and the red stripe looks great. A

Garrett Smithley #53 DreamGiveaway.com Chevy Camaro-I like the blue laser motif. It works well, and the car looks good. A

JJ Yeley #77 Aquesta Bank Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

BJ McLeod #78 Circle Track Warehouse Chevy Camaro-It has a smooth look, a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Christopher Bell #95 JBL Toyota Camry-It’s a good look that isn’t over done. That will always earn an A.