The Most American of Head Coverings

By David G. Firestone

Going a bit off topic, and on topic at the same time. I don’t think there is any other head covering that is as ubiquitous as the baseball cap. Every major sport markets caps to some extent, some using them on the sidelines or even in play. Baseball caps are a popular item for fans, and collectors alike. Even in auto racing, caps are ever present. Drivers wear them for interviews, and in victory lane. But instead of a racing cap, today, I’m going to discuss a game-worn baseball cap I picked up in St. Louis.

Hailing from Winter Park, Florida, Derek Lilliquist was selected sixth in the 1987 Major League Baseball draft. After some time in the minors, he was called up by the Atlanta Braves in 1989. He was traded to the Padres in 1990, where he lasted until 1991. In 1992, the Indians claimed him off waivers, and as a relief pitcher, he put up career best numbers. He lasted with the Indians until 1994, when he signed with Boston, and he never reclaimed his previous glory. He last played for the Reds in 1996.

In 2002, he became a pitching coach for the Johnson City Cardinals, and by 2011, he was the pitching coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, a position he held until 2017, when he signed with the Nationals, where he was fired at the end of the 2019 season. During his final year with the Cardinals in 2017, he wore this Sunday Alternative hat. This size 7 3/8 MLB authenticated New Era hat shows light use. According to the MLB, this was worn on on April 2 and July 9, 2017.The left side features a NEW ERA flag logo embroidered into the blue material.The back of this fitted cap features a Cardinals team colored MLB logos embroidered.The right side is unadorned.The top of the cap features a red squatchee.The inside of the cap features light stains.The underside of the bill features a sticker reading LILLIQUIST #34 to the right of the MLB Authentication.That was a short one this week, so lets do some…

TAILGATING TIME!

Mustard Seasoned Pork Roast

6 Servings

Ingredients:

2 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin

Pepper

2 small finely chopped onions

3 sprigs of finely chopped parsley

3 tablespoons mustard (dry mustard mixed with water)

1/2 teaspoon basil

1/2 teaspoon sage

1/2 teaspoon marjora,

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions:

1-Slice pork loin in half lengthwise.

2-In a bowl, mix together the pepper, oinions, parsley, mustard and spices.

3-Spread mixture inside cut surfaces of the meat, and close meat by tying with sting.

4-Rub outside with vegetable oil.

5-Place in preheated 325 degree oven, and cook for about 2 hours.

Next week, we go to school…racing school!

Paint Scheme Tracker-June 10, 2020

By David G. Firestone

STARCOM RACING #00

Quin Houff #00 Jacob Construction Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, White with red stripes, and red and blue curve. A-

Quin Houff #00 Victory Weekend Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with red and white stripes. A-

Quin Houff #00 Ashurst American Honey Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, yellow with black and white cutting edge designs. F

Quin Houff #00 Permatex Chevy CamaroNo change. A-

Quin Houff #00 UNITS Moving and Portable Storage Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, slightly different design on sides. A

Quin Houff #00 Good Greek Moving Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, yellow with blue stripes. B+

Quin Houff #00 Mane ‘n Tail Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, yellow, white and blue with designs on sides. F

CHIP GANASSI RACING #1

Kurt Busch #1 Monster Energy Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Kurt Busch #1 Gear Wrench Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, black with green and white cutting edge designs on sides. B

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Autotrader Ford MustangNo change. C

Brad Keselowski #2 Pirtek Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, dark purple with yellow Penske template. F

Brad Keselowski #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Wabash National Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Wurth Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Dent Wizard Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2020, same as 20 #12. F

Brad Keselowski #2 Money Lion Ford MustangNo change. C

Brad Keselowski #2 PPG Ford MustangNo change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Money Lion Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, gradient replaces old scheme. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Patriotic Ford MustangNo change. A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Chevy CamaroNo Change. B+

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, black top, green stripe around number, silver bottom. A

Austin Dillon #3 Symbicort Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, more side designs have been added. F

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Killz Coatings Chevy CamaroNo change. B+

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Austin Dillon #3 DOW Keep America Beautiful Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, white and black with curve designs. B

Austin Dillon #3 Coca Cola Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, white with patriotic elements. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford MustangNo change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford MustangNo change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, silver replaces black on hood and roof. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Ford MustangNo change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Jimmy Johns Ford MustangNo change. A-

Kevin Harvick #4 #PIT4BUSCH Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, silver with blue and white flames. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza/Fields Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white with a series of green and grass motif. F

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light YOURFACEHERE Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, same as Busch Light, but with Your Face Here branding. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light For The Farmers Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, farm and corn motif across car. A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Meyer Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, green with white and bacon motif. A

Ryan Newman #6 Castrol Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2019, white, green, red, and black with zig-zag designs. C

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Meyer Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, black with red and yellow bottles and splatter motif. F

Ryan Newman #6 Koch Industries Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white front, black middle, blue rear. A

Ross Chastain #6 Wyndham Rewards Ford MustangNo change. B+

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020 orange with flame motif to black. A

Ryan Newman #6 Roman Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, red. A

Ryan Newman #6 Roush Performance Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, black carbon fiber motif. A

Ryan Newman #6 Progressive Insurance Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white with blue roof, and teal stripe on bottom. A

TOMMY BALDWIN RACING #7

Josh Bilicki #7 Gravely Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with red and white stripe on sides. A

JJ Yeley #7 Veteran’s Community Project Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with patriotic motif on sides. C

Josh Bilicki #7 Strutmasters Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with red, white, and blue stripes on sides. A

JJ Yeley #7 VCP/4URX Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, orange. A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #8

Tyler Reddick #8 Caterpillar Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

Tyler Reddick #8 Tame the Beast Chevy CamaroNo change. B+

Tyler Reddick #8 I Am Second Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black shattered front, red and blue mid to rear, white stripe between. F

Tyler Reddick #8 Caterpillar MinExpo 2020 Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, yellow sides, paint motif, and black roof. A

Tyler Reddick #8 Roland Chevy CamaroNo change. F

Tyler Reddick #8 Alsco Uniforms Patriotic Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, camo motif across whole car. F

Tyler Reddick #8 Okuma Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, some minor changes. D+

Tyler Reddick #8 ALSCO Uniforms Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, rainbow fade with red stripes. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #9

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Chevy CamaroNo change. B+

Chase Elliott #9 Mountain Dew Zero Sugar Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, black with green Camaro stripes and green stripes on sides. A

Chase Elliott #9 UniFirst Chevy CamaroNo change. B-.

Chase Elliott #9 Hooters Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, black with orange numbers and stripes. A

Chase Elliott #9 Kelly Blue Book Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, blue replaces white, gold replaces blue. C+

STEWART HAAS RACING #10

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods Ford MustangNo change. A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Pure Farmland Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white with green and blue stripes. A-

Aric Almirola #10 Eckrich Ford MustangNo change. A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield #GoodFoodChallenge Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black fades to gray with slashes. C

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Patriotic Ford MustangNo change. D

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota CamryNo Change. B+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Ground Toyota CamryNo change. B+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Office Toyota CamryNo change. B+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Freight Toyota CamryNo change. B+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Patriotic Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, patriotic elements added. B+

TEAM PENSKE #12

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Jack Links Beef Jerky Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2020, same as 2020 #21. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Advance Auto Parts Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, reverse color scheme of Shell/Pennzoil. D

Ryan Blaney #12 Dex Imaging Ford MustangNo change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Body Armor Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, the designs on sides have been cleaned up. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Peak Ford MustangNo change. B+

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Pennzoil Ford MustangNo change. B-

Ryan Blaney #12 Body Armor Kobe Tribute Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, yellow fade to blue with snake skin motif. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Tarkett Ford MustangNo change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Duracel Ford MustangNo change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menards/Moen Ford MustangNo change. B+

GERMAIN RACING #13

Ty Dillon #13 Geico Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, design has been cleaned up a bit. D

Ty Dillon #13 GEICO Hump Day Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, blue and white with camel motif on sides and hood. F

Ty Dillon #13 Geico Military Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, white elements replace black elements. F

STEWART HAAS RACING #14

Clint Bowyer #14 Rush’s Truck Stops Ford MustangNo change. A

Clint Bowyer #14 Mobil 1 Ford MustangNo change. A

Clint Bowyer #14 Blue Def Ford MustangNo change. C

Clint Bowyer #14 Built Ford Proud Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, blue with white designs. A-

Clint Bowyer #14 Peak Throwback MustangNew scheme for 2020, based on Kyle Petty’s 1990 Rockingham scheme. A

Clint Bowyer #14 Busch Light For The Farmers-New scheme for 2020, farm and corn motif across car. A

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #15

Brennan Poole #15 Spartan Mosquito Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, White with yellow and blue Camaro stripes. B+

Brennan Poole #15 GOETTL Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, teal top, white stripe, green bottom. A

Brennan Poole #15 CHOC Children’s Hospital Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, white, yellow, and blue with child designs on sides and stripes. A-

Brennan Poole #15 SpartanGO Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, yellow top with white sides. A

Brennan Poole #15 In Memory of SFC Nathan Chapman Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, green with yellow. A

KAULIG RACING #16

Justin Haley #16 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy CamaroNo change. A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Chris Buescher #17 SunnyD Ford MustangNo change. F

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, side stripes have been toned down. B+

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Toyota CamryNo change. A

Kyle Busch #18 Skittles Dips Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, white has been added. B+

Kyle Busch #18 Snickers White Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, white with red and blue stripes. B

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, light green with lightning motif across car. F

Kyle Busch #18 Pedigree Toyota CamryNo change. A

Kyle Busch #18 SportClips Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, same as #20. C-

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s/Appalachian State University Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, black with Appalachian State University and black M&Ms’s motif. A

Kyle Busch #18 M&Ms Messages Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, similar to M&M’s, but with message logos on hood and sides. A

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’S Thank You Heroes Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, red, white and blue. A

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Fudge Brownie Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, teal replaces yellow. A

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Patriotic Toyota CamryNo change. A

Kyle Busch #18 Skittles Toyota CamryNo change. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota CamryNo change. C-

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota CamryNo change. B+

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Sirius XM Toyota CamryNo change. B-

Martin Truex, Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, side cleaned up, more orange added. B

Martin Truex Jr. #19 SportClips Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, same as #20. C-

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Patriotic Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, eagle motif replaces stars. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Erik Jones #20 DeWalt Toyota CamryNo change. A

Erik Jones #20 Stanley Toyota CamryNo change. C

Erik Jones #20 SportClips Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, smartphone motif has been removed. C-

Erik Jones #20 Irwin Tools Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, blue with yellow and black stripes. C

Erik Jones #20 Reser’s Fine Foods Toyota CamryNo Change. A

Erik Jones #20 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, same as #18. F

Erik Jones #20 Craftsman Toyota CamryNo change. A

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menards/Maytag Ford MustangNo change. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Motorcraft Ford MustangNo change. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Quaker State Ford MustangNo change. B-

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Knauf Ford MustangNo change. B+

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/FVP Ford MustangNo change. D

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Richmond Ford MustangNo change. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Reese/Drawtite Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2020, blue with white. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Knauf Ford MustangNo change. B+

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford MustangNo change. D

Joey Logano #22 AAA Insurance Ford MustangNo change. D

Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Ford MustangNo change. A

Joey Logano #22 AAA Southern California Ford MustangNo change. D

Joey Logano #22 Money Lion Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #2. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

William Byron #24 Hertz Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNo change. A

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNo change. A

William Byron #24 Axalta Chevy CamaroNo change. A

William Byron #24 Axalta Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, Axalta Sea Glass replaces dark blue. C

William Byron #24 Axalta Kobe Tribute Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, Lakers blue front, with curves up sides, and Lakers yellow on roof. A

William Byron #24 Liberty University Patriotic Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, more patriotic elements added. B+

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #27

Reed Sorenson #27 Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, blue. A

JJ Yeley #27 Jacob Construction Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, same as #51. A

Gray Gaulding #27 Panini America Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, red, yellow, and black with curve designs on sides. F

Josh Bilicki #27 Insurance King Ford MustangNo change. F

GO FAS RACING #32

Corey LaJoie #32 Pala Casino Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, red fade to black. A

Corey LaJoie #32 Schluter Systems Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, orange waffle design remains but black and red flames have been added. B+

Corey LaJoie #32 RagingBull.com Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, blue front, checkered flag motif side, white rear. A

Corey LaJoie #32 MotorTrend Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black with red slash paint motif. C-

Corey LaJoie #32 Superior Logistics Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, American flag motif across car. A

Corey LaJoie #32 Drydene Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, slight redesign of sides. A

Corey LaJoie #32 Keen Parts/Corvette Parts “Thank a Hero” Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, patriotic motif across whole car. A

Corey LaJoie #32 Plan B Sales Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, white, light blue, dark blue, and silver with designs on sides. B+

Corey LaJoie #32 Ark.io Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, red, and black with designs on sides. F

Corey LaJoie #32 Enlisted Nine/JDog Brands Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, based on a P-51 Mustang. A

Corey LaJoie #32 Built Bar Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black with blue stripes and white rear. C

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #34

Michael McDowell #34 Love’s Truck Stops Ford MustangNo change. A

Michael McDowell #34 Dockside Logistics Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, black with a series of red and gray designs on sides. F

Michael McDowell #34 CarParts.com Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white with blue and orange designs across whole car. F

Michael McDowell #34 Love’s Truck Stops Patriotic Ford MustangNo change. F

RICK WARE RACING #36

David Ragan #36 Select Blinds Ford MustangNo change. B

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #37

Ryan Preece #37 Cottonelle Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, blue, white, yellow with a series of stripes and designs on sides and front. C

Ryan Preece #37 Natural Light Seltzer Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, white with pink, yellow, and red fruit motif across car. F

Ryan Preece#37 Velveeta Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, cheese motif extends to rear. A

Ryan Preece #37 Tide Pods Chevy CamaroNo change. F

Ryan Preece #37 Scotts Patriotic Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, patriotic motif across whole car. C

Ryan Preece #37 Bush’s Best Chevy CamaroNo change. A

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #38

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Speedy Cash Ford MustangNo change. A

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Citgard Ford MustangNo change. B+

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Fire Alarm Services Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white with designs on sides, and stripes on hood. A

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Berry’s Bullets Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white with gray stripes and a black stripe on rear. A

John Hunter Nemechek #38 MDS Ford MustangNo change. B+

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Mystik Lubricants Ford MustangNo change. B+

John Hunter Nemechek #38 YANMAR Ford MustangNo change. A

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Scag Power Equipment Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black with cutting edge designs and tiger stripes on sides. F

STEWART HAAS RACING #41

Cole Custer #41 Haas Automotion Ford MustangNo change. F

Cole Custer #41 Production Alliance Group Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black with white and red designs on sides. B

Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, gray with black and red cutting edge designs. B

Cole Custer #41 Autodesk/HaasTooling.com Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black, blue, orange and green, with cutting edge design. F

CHIP GANASSI RACING #42

Kyle Larson #42 Credit One Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

Kyle Larson #42 Advent Health Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, green, blue, pink, and silver with cutting edge design on sides. F

Kyle Larson #42 McDonald’s Chevy CamaroNo change. B

Kyle Larson #42 Clover Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Matt Kenseth #42 Credit One Bank Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, black stripes added. A

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Air Force Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 World Wide Technology Chevy CamaroNo change. C

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Coca Cola Energy Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, black with a series of tiny red stripes on sides. F

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Victory Junction Ford MustangNo change. A-

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 McDonald’s Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, similar to #42 but white removed. A

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, blue, with a white stripe and white designs on rear. A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger Patriotic Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, same as Kroger, but with an American flag on the front. A

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. #47 NOS Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, blue with orange rear, and diagonal designs on sides. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Jimmie Johnson #48 Ally Financial Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, black with cutting edge designs on sides. A

Jimmie Johnson #48 Ally Financial Patriotic Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, based on a vintage fighter plane design. A

MBM MOTORSPORTS #49

Chad Finchum #49 Garrison Homes/Toyota Knoxville Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, blue and white with curves on sides. B+

RICK WARE RACING #51

Joey Gase #51 Page Construction/ASC Agri Services Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, gray with a series of designs on sides. F

Garrett Smithley #51 Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, white. A

BJ McCleod #51 Jacob Companies Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, red, blue and silver curve up sides. A

Joey Gase #51 Agri Supply/Carolina Cooker Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, based on Bobby Allison’s Coca Cola scheme. A

Joey Gase #51 Agri Supply Patriotic Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, patriotic motif across whole car. C

Joey Gase #51 Agri Supply/Carolina Cooker Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, patriotic motif. B

Joey Gase #51 Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, black. A

RICK WARE RACING #52

BJ McLeod #52 Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, white sides, black hood and roof, curves on sides. B+

BJ McLeod #52 Christensen Arms Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, carbon fiber motif with red roof. A

JJ Yeley #52 Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, black. A

JJ Yeley #52 Window World Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, white with black roof, and red and black curve. A

JJ Yeley #52 Jacob Companies Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, black. A

Bayley Currey #53 Belmont Classic Cars Chevy CamaroNo change. A

RICK WARE RACING #53

Joey Gase #53 Nevada Donor Network Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, black with a series of designs on sides. F

Joey Gase #53 One Legacy Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black with a series of designs on sides. F

Garrett Smithley #53 Trophy Tractor Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with red front. A

Garrett Smithley #53 DreamGiveaway.com Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with blue laser motif. A

RICK WARE RACING #54

JJ Yeley #54 Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, black. A

BEARD MOTORSPORTS #62

Brendan Gaughan #62 Beard Oil/South Point Chevy CamaroNo change. A

MBM MOTORSPORTS #66

Timmy Hill #66 RoofClaim.com Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, green front, brown sides, white rear. F

Timmy Hill #66 Manscaped/Lasvegas.net Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, black front, red stripe, white rear. A-

Timmy Hill #66 Pit Boss Grills Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, white fade to flames to black on sides. A

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS #77

Ross Chastain #77 Advent Health Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, same as #42. F

Reed Sorenson #77 Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, black. A

Reed Sorenson #77 Greenville Swamp Rabbits/Bon Secours Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with orange and blue designs. C

JJ Yeley #77 Aquesta Bank Chevy CamaroNo change. A

BJ MCLEOD MOTORSPORTS #78

BJ McLeod #78 Christensen Arms Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black. A

BJ McLeod #78 Circle Track Warehouse Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Alex Bowman #88 Cincinnati, Inc. Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

Alex Bowman #88 LLumar Window Film Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, vertical rectangle design. A

Alex Bowman #88 Axalta Throwback Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Alex Bowman #88 Adam’s Polishes/Chevy Group Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with orange and gold stripe. A

Alex Bowman #88 NOCO/Group Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, same as Adam’s Polishes but with NOCO on hood. A

Alex Bowman #88 Valvoline Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Alex Bowman #88 ChevyGoods.com/NOCO Patriotic Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, patriotic motif across whole car. F

LEAVINE FAMILY RACING #95

Christopher Bell #95 Rheem Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, red, white, and black with stripes. B+

Christopher Bell #95 Procore Toyota CamryNo change. F

Christopher Bell #95 JBL Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, black with red and white designs on sides. A

GAUNT BROTHERS RACING #96

Daniel Suarez #96 Toyota Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, black with red and white curves on sides. B-

Daniel Suarez #96 Commscope Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, black with yellow and blue. A

Daniel Suarez #96 Toyota Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, blue with red and white curls on sides. F

Daniel Suarez #96 TODAY. TOMORROW. TOYOTA. Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, patriotic motif across whole car. B

Daniel Suarez #96 Coca-Cola Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, red with white stripe on sides. A

Daniel Suarez #96 Cherry Vanilla Coke Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, blue front, red star burst motif on sides. 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.

The Pedregon Family One Of Drag Racing’s Greatest Families

By David G. Firestone

Before we dive into this weeks Friday Feature, I want to discuss why I reposted an old article last week. As happens sometimes, I had to deal with a couple of minor things last week, and I didn’t have enough time to get to the Friday Feature. I hate doing things this way, but real life gets in the way. Now on to the Pedregon Brothers!

When “Flaming” Frank Pedregon passed away in 1981, he had no idea his sons would become some of the most respected drivers in Funny Car. Fast forward to 2019, and one son Tony has 43 event wins, fourth on the all time win list, and two championships, and the other Cruz has 33, and two championships, including the only Funny Car championship not won by John Force in the 1990’s. The Pedregons have gone down as one the greatest families in the history of drag racing.

The first brother to have real success in Funny Car was Cruz. He started racing in 1987 in a top alcohol dragster, moved to top alcohol funny car, then to top fuel in 1991, and in 1992 won the Funny Car championship. The biggest rivalry in drag racing in the 1990’s was John Force vs. Cruz Pedregon. Both were driving Pontiac Firebirds for a while, with Cruz driving this Interstate Batteries/Hot Rod car, represented by this 1/32 die-cast. John Force was not going to be denied, and decided to get in Cruz’s head by hiring Tony as a driver. By 1993, both Pedregon brothers were racing in full time funny cars Tony and John did not have the best of relationships. Both John and Tony were racing the same design car, but Tony would have to, on occasion, throw a race for John. This is a 1:24 scale mock-up of his Castol funny car from his days with John Force. In 1998, Tony won 2 events, one at Texas, the other at Denver. During that season, he wore these Simpson Holeshot drag boots.These boots are unlike most racing shoes because they are designed to cover both the shoe, and the end of the leg of the driver suit. Why would funny car drivers wear such boots? Well, to answer that, let’s look at the design of the inside of a funny car. The driver sits almost on top of the rear axle, with the 10,000 horsepower engine, and nitromethane fuel tank directly in front. Should there be an engine explosion, which isn’t uncommon, the fire would blow back into the driver. There are firewalls in place, but those can’t always be counted on to protect the driver from the full effects of fire in the time it takes to get a funny car stops. That’s where these boots come in. They will give that little extra bit of help to the driver in exiting the car.  They are rated 15, not bad for 1998 standards, but would have a 20 rating in 2019. Both boots have been signed by Pedregon and he added the inscription “’98.”  In 2002, the Pedregon brothers formed Cruz Pedregon Racing, Inc., and both have had driver duties. This visor was used by one of the brothers, and autographed by both. It’s designed for a Simpson Bandit-style helmet. The Pedregon brothers didn’t use “The Clydesdale Effect” with this visor. I asked Cruz if he uses The Clydesdale Effect, and this was his response:

“I did, but honestly, to me, if your susceptible to that, you probably have something else going on. Part of your God given ability to focus, to me should be, even if something is in your vision, your focus should be the thing you are focused on, not things on the outside. I did try that at one time, and all it did was verify that I’m really screwed up.”

I also came across this Cruz Pedregon race-used visor. It’s a Simpson visor, which shows a number of scratches, and scuff marks, and Cruz has autographed the visor with the inscription “2X FC CHAMP!.” The last item is a parachute bag used by Frank Pedregon Jr. It’s designed to hold the parachute on the back of the car, and was from the car when Frank hit Scotty Canon. Next week, I’m gonna go off topic.

Paint Scheme Tracker-June 3, 2020

By David G. Firestone

STARCOM RACING #00

Quin Houff #00 Jacob Construction Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, White with red stripes, and red and blue curve. A-

Quin Houff #00 Victory Weekend Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with red and white stripes. A-

Quin Houff #00 Ashurst American Honey Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, yellow with black and white cutting edge designs. F

Quin Houff #00 Permatex Chevy CamaroNo change. A-

Quin Houff #00 UNITS Moving and Portable Storage Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, slightly different design on sides. A

Quin Houff #00 Good Greek Moving Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, yellow with blue stripes. B+

Quin Houff #00 Mane ‘n Tail Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, yellow, white and blue with designs on sides. F

CHIP GANASSI RACING #1

Kurt Busch #1 Monster Energy Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Kurt Busch #1 Gear Wrench Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, black with green and white cutting edge designs on sides. B

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Autotrader Ford MustangNo change. C

Brad Keselowski #2 Pirtek Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, dark purple with yellow Penske template. F

Brad Keselowski #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Wabash National Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Wurth Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Dent Wizard Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2020, same as 20 #12. F

Brad Keselowski #2 Money Lion Ford MustangNo change. C

Brad Keselowski #2 PPG Ford MustangNo change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Money Lion Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, gradient replaces old scheme. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Patriotic Ford MustangNo change. A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Chevy CamaroNo Change. B+

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, black top, green stripe around number, silver bottom. A

Austin Dillon #3 Symbicort Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, more side designs have been added. F

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Killz Coatings Chevy CamaroNo change. B+

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Austin Dillon #3 DOW Keep America Beautiful Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, white and black with curve designs. B

Austin Dillon #3 Coca Cola Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, white with patriotic elements. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford MustangNo change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford MustangNo change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, silver replaces black on hood and roof. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Ford MustangNo change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Jimmy Johns Ford MustangNo change. A-

Kevin Harvick #4 #PIT4BUSCH Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, silver with blue and white flames. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza/Fields Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white with a series of green and grass motif. F

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light YOURFACEHERE Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, same as Busch Light, but with Your Face Here branding. A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Meyer Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, green with white and bacon motif. A

Ryan Newman #6 Castrol Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2019, white, green, red, and black with zig-zag designs. C

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Meyer Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, black with red and yellow bottles and splatter motif. F

Ryan Newman #6 Koch Industries Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white front, black middle, blue rear. A

Ross Chastain #6 Wyndham Rewards Ford MustangNo change. B+

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020 orange with flame motif to black. A

Ryan Newman #6 Roman Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, red. A

Ryan Newman #6 Roush Performance Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, black carbon fiber motif. A

TOMMY BALDWIN RACING #7

Josh Bilicki #7 Gravely Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with red and white stripe on sides. A

JJ Yeley #7 Veteran’s Community Project Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with patriotic motif on sides. C

Josh Bilicki #7 Strutmasters Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with red, white, and blue stripes on sides. A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #8

Tyler Reddick #8 Caterpillar Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

Tyler Reddick #8 Tame the Beast Chevy CamaroNo change. B+

Tyler Reddick #8 I Am Second Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black shattered front, red and blue mid to rear, white stripe between. F

Tyler Reddick #8 Caterpillar MinExpo 2020 Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, yellow sides, paint motif, and black roof. A

Tyler Reddick #8 Roland Chevy CamaroNo change. F

Tyler Reddick #8 Alsco Uniforms Patriotic Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, camo motif across whole car. F

Tyler Reddick #8 Okuma Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, some minor changes. D+

Tyler Reddick #8 ALSCO Uniforms Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, rainbow fade with red stripes. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #9

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Chevy CamaroNo change. B+

Chase Elliott #9 Mountain Dew Zero Sugar Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, black with green Camaro stripes and green stripes on sides. A

Chase Elliott #9 UniFirst Chevy CamaroNo change. B-.

Chase Elliott #9 Hooters Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, black with orange numbers and stripes. A

Chase Elliott #9 Kelly Blue Book Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, blue replaces white, gold replaces blue. C+

STEWART HAAS RACING #10

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods Ford MustangNo change. A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Pure Farmland Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white with green and blue stripes. A-

Aric Almirola #10 Eckrich Ford MustangNo change. A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield #GoodFoodChallenge Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black fades to gray with slashes. C

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Patriotic Ford MustangNo change. D

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota CamryNo Change. B+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Ground Toyota CamryNo change. B+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Office Toyota CamryNo change. B+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Freight Toyota CamryNo change. B+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Patriotic Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, patriotic elements added. B+

TEAM PENSKE #12

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Jack Links Beef Jerky Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2020, same as 2020 #21. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Advance Auto Parts Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, reverse color scheme of Shell/Pennzoil. D

Ryan Blaney #12 Dex Imaging Ford MustangNo change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Body Armor Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, the designs on sides have been cleaned up. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Peak Ford MustangNo change. B+

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Pennzoil Ford MustangNo change. B-

Ryan Blaney #12 Body Armor Kobe Tribute Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, yellow fade to blue with snake skin motif. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Tarkett Ford MustangNo change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Duracel Ford MustangNo change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menards/Moen Ford MustangNo change. B+

GERMAIN RACING #13

Ty Dillon #13 Geico Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, design has been cleaned up a bit. D

Ty Dillon #13 GEICO Hump Day Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, blue and white with camel motif on sides and hood. F

Ty Dillon #13 Geico Military Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, white elements replace black elements. F

STEWART HAAS RACING #14

Clint Bowyer #14 Rush’s Truck Stops Ford MustangNo change. A

Clint Bowyer #14 Mobil 1 Ford MustangNo change. A

Clint Bowyer #14 Blue Def Ford MustangNo change. C

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #15

Brennan Poole #15 Spartan Mosquito Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, White with yellow and blue Camaro stripes. B+

Brennan Poole #15 GOETTL Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, teal top, white stripe, green bottom. A

Brennan Poole #15 CHOC Children’s Hospital Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, white, yellow, and blue with child designs on sides and stripes. A-

Brennan Poole #15 SpartanGO Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, yellow top with white sides. A

Brennan Poole #15 In Memory of SFC Nathan Chapman Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, green with yellow. A

KAULIG RACING #16

Justin Haley #16 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy CamaroNo change. A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Chris Buescher #17 SunnyD Ford MustangNo change. F

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, side stripes have been toned down. B+

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Toyota CamryNo change. A

Kyle Busch #18 Skittles Dips Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, white has been added. B+

Kyle Busch #18 Snickers White Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, white with red and blue stripes. B

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, light green with lightning motif across car. F

Kyle Busch #18 Pedigree Toyota CamryNo change. A

Kyle Busch #18 SportClips Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, same as #20. C-

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s/Appalachian State University Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, black with Appalachian State University and black M&Ms’s motif. A

Kyle Busch #18 M&Ms Messages Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, similar to M&M’s, but with message logos on hood and sides. A

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’S Thank You Heroes Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, red, white and blue. A

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Fudge Brownie Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, teal replaces yellow. A

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Patriotic Toyota CamryNo change. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota CamryNo change. C-

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota CamryNo change. B+

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Sirius XM Toyota CamryNo change. B-

Martin Truex, Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, side cleaned up, more orange added. B

Martin Truex Jr. #19 SportClips Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, same as #20. C-

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Patriotic Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, eagle motif replaces stars. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Erik Jones #20 DeWalt Toyota CamryNo change. A

Erik Jones #20 Stanley Toyota CamryNo change. C

Erik Jones #20 SportClips Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, smartphone motif has been removed. C-

Erik Jones #20 Irwin Tools Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, blue with yellow and black stripes. C

Erik Jones #20 Reser’s Fine Foods Toyota CamryNo Change. A

Erik Jones #20 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, same as #18. F

Erik Jones #20 Craftsman Toyota CamryNo change. A

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menards/Maytag Ford MustangNo change. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Motorcraft Ford MustangNo change. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Quaker State Ford MustangNo change. B-

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Knauf Ford MustangNo change. B+

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/FVP Ford MustangNo change. D

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Richmond Ford MustangNo change. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Reese/Drawtite Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2020, blue with white. A

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford MustangNo change. D

Joey Logano #22 AAA Insurance Ford MustangNo change. D

Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Ford MustangNo change. A

Joey Logano #22 AAA Southern California Ford MustangNo change. D

Joey Logano #22 Money Lion Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #2. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

William Byron #24 Hertz Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNo change. A

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNo change. A

William Byron #24 Axalta Chevy CamaroNo change. A

William Byron #24 Axalta Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, Axalta Sea Glass replaces dark blue. C

William Byron #24 Axalta Kobe Tribute Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, Lakers blue front, with curves up sides, and Lakers yellow on roof. A

William Byron #24 Liberty University Patriotic Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, more patriotic elements added. B+

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #27

Reed Sorenson #27 Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, blue. A

JJ Yeley #27 Jacob Construction Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, same as #51. A

Gray Gaulding #27 Panini America Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, red, yellow, and black with curve designs on sides. F

GO FAS RACING #32

Corey LaJoie #32 Pala Casino Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, red fade to black. A

Corey LaJoie #32 Schluter Systems Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, orange waffle design remains but black and red flames have been added. B+

Corey LaJoie #32 RagingBull.com Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, blue front, checkered flag motif side, white rear. A

Corey LaJoie #32 MotorTrend Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black with red slash paint motif. C-

Corey LaJoie #32 Superior Logistics Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, American flag motif across car. A

Corey LaJoie #32 Drydene Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, slight redesign of sides. A

Corey LaJoie #32 Keen Parts/Corvette Parts “Thank a Hero” Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, patriotic motif across whole car. A

Corey LaJoie #32 Plan B Sales Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, white, light blue, dark blue, and silver with designs on sides. B+

Corey LaJoie #32 Ark.io Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, red, and black with designs on sides. F

Corey LaJoie #32 Enlisted Nine/JDog Brands Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, based on a P-51 Mustang. A

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #34

Michael McDowell #34 Love’s Truck Stops Ford MustangNo change. A

Michael McDowell #34 Dockside Logistics Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, black with a series of red and gray designs on sides. F

Michael McDowell #34 CarParts.com Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white with blue and orange designs across whole car. F

Michael McDowell #34 Love’s Truck Stops Patriotic Ford MustangNo change. F

RICK WARE RACING #36

David Ragan #36 Select Blinds Ford MustangNo change. B

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #37

Ryan Preece #37 Cottonelle Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, blue, white, yellow with a series of stripes and designs on sides and front. C

Ryan Preece #37 Natural Light Seltzer Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, white with pink, yellow, and red fruit motif across car. F

Ryan Preece#37 Velveeta Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, cheese motif extends to rear. A

Ryan Preece #37 Tide Pods Chevy CamaroNo change. F

Ryan Preece #37 Scotts Patriotic Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, patriotic motif across whole car. C

Ryan Preece #37 Bush’s Best Chevy CamaroNo change. A

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #38

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Speedy Cash Ford MustangNo change. A

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Citgard Ford MustangNo change. B+

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Fire Alarm Services Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white with designs on sides, and stripes on hood. A

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Berry’s Bullets Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white with gray stripes and a black stripe on rear. A

John Hunter Nemechek #38 MDS Ford MustangNo change. B+

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Mystik Lubricants Ford MustangNo change. B+

John Hunter Nemechek #38 YANMAR Ford MustangNo change. A

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Scag Power Equipment Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black with cutting edge designs and tiger stripes on sides. F

STEWART HAAS RACING #41

Cole Custer #41 Haas Automotion Ford MustangNo change. F

Cole Custer #41 Production Alliance Group Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black with white and red designs on sides. B

Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, gray with black and red cutting edge designs. B

Cole Custer #41 Autodesk/HaasTooling.com Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black, blue, orange and green, with cutting edge design. F

CHIP GANASSI RACING #42

Kyle Larson #42 Credit One Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

Kyle Larson #42 Advent Health Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, green, blue, pink, and silver with cutting edge design on sides. F

Kyle Larson #42 McDonald’s Chevy CamaroNo change. B

Kyle Larson #42 Clover Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Matt Kenseth #42 Credit One Bank Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, black stripes added. A

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Air Force Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 World Wide Technology Chevy CamaroNo change. C

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Coca Cola Energy Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, black with a series of tiny red stripes on sides. F

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Victory Junction Ford MustangNo change. A-

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, blue, with a white stripe and white designs on rear. A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger Patriotic Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, same as Kroger, but with an American flag on the front. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Jimmie Johnson #48 Ally Financial Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, black with cutting edge designs on sides. A

Jimmie Johnson #48 Ally Financial Patriotic Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, based on a vintage fighter plane design. A

MBM MOTORSPORTS #49

Chad Finchum #49 Garrison Homes/Toyota Knoxville Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, blue and white with curves on sides. B+

RICK WARE RACING #51

Joey Gase #51 Page Construction/ASC Agri Services Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, gray with a series of designs on sides. F

Garrett Smithley #51 Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, white. A

BJ McCleod #51 Jacob Companies Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, red, blue and silver curve up sides. A

Joey Gase #51 Agri Supply/Carolina Cooker Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, based on Bobby Allison’s Coca Cola scheme. A

Joey Gase #51 Agri Supply Patriotic Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, patriotic motif across whole car. C

Joey Gase #51 Agri Supply/Carolina Cooker Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, patriotic motif. B

RICK WARE RACING #52

BJ McLeod #52 Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, white sides, black hood and roof, curves on sides. B+

BJ McLeod #52 Christensen Arms Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, carbon fiber motif with red roof. A

JJ Yeley #52 Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, black. A

JJ Yeley #52 Window World Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, white with black roof, and red and black curve. A

JJ Yeley #52 Jacob Companies Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, black. A

RICK WARE RACING #53

Joey Gase #53 Nevada Donor Network Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, black with a series of designs on sides. F

Joey Gase #53 One Legacy Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black with a series of designs on sides. F

Garrett Smithley #53 Trophy Tractor Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with red front. A

Garrett Smithley #53 DreamGiveaway.com Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with blue laser motif. A

RICK WARE RACING #54

JJ Yeley #54 Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, black. A

BEARD MOTORSPORTS #62

Brendan Gaughan #62 Beard Oil/South Point Chevy CamaroNo change. A

MBM MOTORSPORTS #66

Timmy Hill #66 RoofClaim.com Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, green front, brown sides, white rear. F

Timmy Hill #66 Manscaped/Lasvegas.net Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, black front, red stripe, white rear. A-

Timmy Hill #66 Pit Boss Grills Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, white fade to flames to black on sides. A

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS #77

Ross Chastain #77 Advent Health Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, same as #42. F

Reed Sorenson #77 Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, black. A

Reed Sorenson #77 Greenville Swamp Rabbits/Bon Secours Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with orange and blue designs. C

JJ Yeley #77 Aquesta Bank Chevy CamaroNo change. A

BJ MCLEOD MOTORSPORTS #78

BJ McLeod #78 Christensen Arms Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black. A

BJ McLeod #78 Circle Track Warehouse Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Alex Bowman #88 Cincinnati, Inc. Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

Alex Bowman #88 LLumar Window Film Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, vertical rectangle design. A

Alex Bowman #88 Axalta Throwback Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Alex Bowman #88 Adam’s Polishes/Chevy Group Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with orange and gold stripe. A

Alex Bowman #88 NOCO/Group Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, same as Adam’s Polishes but with NOCO on hood. A

Alex Bowman #88 Valvoline Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Alex Bowman #88 ChevyGoods.com/NOCO Patriotic Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, patriotic motif across whole car. F

LEAVINE FAMILY RACING #95

Christopher Bell #95 Rheem Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, red, white, and black with stripes. B+

Christopher Bell #95 Procore Toyota CamryNo change. F

Christopher Bell #95 JBL Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, black with red and white designs on sides. A

GAUNT BROTHERS RACING #96

Daniel Suarez #96 Toyota Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, black with red and white curves on sides. B-

Daniel Suarez #96 Commscope Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, black with yellow and blue. A

Daniel Suarez #96 Toyota Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, blue with red and white curls on sides. F

Daniel Suarez #96 TODAY. TOMORROW. TOYOTA. Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, patriotic motif across whole car. B

Paint Scheme Grades-May 30, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Good Greek Moving Chevy Camaro-The stripes on the front ar pointless, but other than that, the car is great. B+

Austin Dillon #3 DOW Keep America Beautiful Chevy Camaro-The curve designs are pointless, and give the car a bit of an odd look. Without them, this would get a solid A, but with them they get a B.

Austin Dillon #3 Coca Cola Chevy Camaro-A simple, yet bold look, it has a great color and design scheme, and this gets an A.

Ryan Newman #6 Roman Ford Mustang-A smooth look with a great paint scheme will ALWAYS earn an A.

Tyler Reddick #8 Alsco Uniforms Patriotic Chevy Camaro-Camo does NOT and never has worked on the side of a race car! This is a perfect example! This looks bad, and gets an F!

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

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Patriotic Toyota Camry-The patriotic elements don’t improve or demote the scheme, so it gets the same B+ as the FedEx scheme.

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

Ty Dillon #13 GEICO Hump Day Chevy Camaro-The camel motif doesn’t work, the shades of blue don’t work with each other, and the car just looks bad. F

Ty Dillon #13 Geico Military Chevy Camaro-Geico’s old Military scheme wasn’t great, but this new scheme is somehow worse! Replacing the black elements with white makes the car look worse. I give this an F.

Brennan Poole #15 In Memory of SFC Nathan Chapman Chevy Camaro-It’s a simple, smooth, and bold look, with a great color scheme, so it gets an A.

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Fudge Brownie Toyota Camry-Like the hazelnut scheme last year, replacing yellow with teal works well. A

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Patriotic Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Patriotic Toyota Camry-The eagle motif works well, the color scheme is great, and this car looks awesome. A

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

William Byron #24 Liberty University Patriotic Chevy Camaro-This is a downgrade from last year. The more complex design isn’t as good. It’s not terrible, and it gets a B+

Gray Gaulding #27 Panini America Ford Mustang-The car is an ugly, over designed mess. Even with a great color scheme, this is still horrible. F

Corey LaJoie #32 Keen Parts/Corvette Parts “Thank a Hero” Ford Mustang-The scheme looks great, the color scheme works, it isn’t over designed, and the car has a smooth look. A

Corey LaJoie #32 Plan B Sales Ford Mustang-This is such an improvement over last year. It’s still a tad over designed, but it looks much more toned down than the 2019 version. B+

Corey LaJoie #32 Ark.io Ford Mustang-The car is an ugly, over designed mess. Even with a great color scheme, this is still horrible. F

Michael McDowell #34 Love’s Truck Stops Patriotic Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same F grade.

Ryan Preece #37 Tide Pods Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same F grade.

Ryan Preece #37 Scotts Patriotic Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is good, but the scheme is over done. The good equals the bad, so the scheme gets a C.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger Patriotic Chevy Camaro-The slight change doesn’t hurt the design scheme at all.  A

Jimmie Johnson #48 Ally Financial Patriotic Chevy Camaro-This is a great look! It’s bold, it’s simple, it has a great color scheme, and it has an all around great look, that gets an A.

Joey Gase #51 Agri Supply Patriotic Ford Mustang-The color scheme is good, but the scheme is over done. The good equals the bad, so the scheme gets a C.

Alex Bowman #88 ChevyGoods.com/NOCO Patriotic Chevy Camaro-The car is an ugly, over designed mess. Even with a great color scheme, this is still horrible. F

Daniel Suarez #96 TODAY. TOMORROW. TOYOTA. Toyota Camry-It’s a tad over done, but it isn’t horrible. I’ll give it a B.

A Perfect Example of the Stroud Parachute Design

By David G. Firestone

Most people associate parachutes with skydiving, para sailing, or military operations, but they have been critical over the course of auto racing as well. For those who follow drag racing or land speed records, parachutes being deployed at the end of the run is a common, and reassuring sight. Dragsters and funny cars can go from zero to 320 MPH in 3.87 seconds. There is no way these cars could stop as effectively without perfect parachute design. Most people also don’t realize that there are two very distinct designs used in drag racing, the Simpson design, and the Stroud design.

The Stroud design came from necessity. The cross-form has been proven effective in the faster cars, namely top fuel, and funny car in the professional classes, as well as top alcohol and top alcohol funny cars in the amateur classes. These are great at stopping cars over 200 MPH. However, there are a number of categories in drag racing where the cars run under 200 MPH and the cross-form deploys too roughly, and would drag the car up. This problem was confirmed by Bill Simpson himself. When he first tested the cross-form at 100 MPH the car took off, and he was hospitalized and arrested. Bob Stroud, who is an engineer who has made a number of designs to airborne parachutes worked on the problem, and came up with the current design in the 1980’s. While Stroud developed the chute, many companies have made design changes.

For a time, these designs were relegated to the amateur classes of the NHRA. It was in May of 1990, at the AC-Delco Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway that the Stroud design came to the professional leagues, stopping Warren Johnson at the end of his races. It should also be noted that at that time, many drivers simply didn’t deploy their chutes at the end of a run. While their design has evolved over time, it still remains the standard for cars that race up to 205 MPH. This example comes from Pro Stock legend Warren Johnson’s post 2009 career. It shows a decent amount of wear. The chute canopy has an opening in the very center, for air to go through. The pilot chute is attached here as well. Pilot chutes are universally used to deploy parachutes. When the cords are pulled, and the chute is released, the pilot chute deploys, which catches air and pulls the primary chute behind it. The parachute has a tag from the Stroud Company stating is was made in 01/09.The chutes are strapped to a bar at the back of the car, the straps pre-covered in Nomex to prevent fire damage, then packed into a bag, before the race. These parachutes and pilot chutes are massive, but are packed into a bag which measures 9 inches square. There are two designs that are used to launch a parachute. There is the empty box design, which mounts to the back of the car, and is opened by pulling the cable. The second is a pneumatic launcher, used with smaller cross form, and most Stroud chutes. Drag racing parachutes are almost always packed by the drivers themselves. As one driver so elegantly phrased it, “If doesn’t work, I have nobody to blame but myself.” How do drivers pack their own chutes? I’ll let driver Rickie Jones explain that:

Next week, the Pedregon Family is profiled again.

Paint Scheme Tracker-May 27, 2020

By David G. Firestone

STARCOM RACING #00

Quin Houff #00 Jacob Construction Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, White with red stripes, and red and blue curve. A-

Quin Houff #00 Victory Weekend Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with red and white stripes. A-

Quin Houff #00 Ashurst American Honey Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, yellow with black and white cutting edge designs. F

Quin Houff #00 Permatex Chevy CamaroNo change. A-

Quin Houff #00 UNITS Moving and Portable Storage Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, slightly different design on sides. A

Quin Houff #00 Good Greek Moving Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, yellow with blue stripes. B+

CHIP GANASSI RACING #1

Kurt Busch #1 Monster Energy Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Kurt Busch #1 Gear Wrench Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, black with green and white cutting edge designs on sides. B

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Autotrader Ford MustangNo change. C

Brad Keselowski #2 Pirtek Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, dark purple with yellow Penske template. F

Brad Keselowski #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Wabash National Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Wurth Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Dent Wizard Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2020, same as 20 #12. F

Brad Keselowski #2 Money Lion Ford MustangNo change. C

Brad Keselowski #2 PPG Ford MustangNo change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Money Lion Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, gradient replaces old scheme. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Patriotic Ford MustangNo change. A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Chevy CamaroNo Change. B+

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, black top, green stripe around number, silver bottom. A

Austin Dillon #3 Symbicort Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, more side designs have been added. F

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Killz Coatings Chevy CamaroNo change. B+

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Austin Dillon #3 DOW Keep America Beautiful Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, white and black with curve designs. B

Austin Dillon #3 Coca Cola Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, white with patriotic elements. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford MustangNo change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford MustangNo change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, silver replaces black on hood and roof. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Ford MustangNo change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Jimmy Johns Ford MustangNo change. A-

Kevin Harvick #4 #PIT4BUSCH Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, silver with blue and white flames. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza/Fields Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white with a series of green and grass motif. F

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light YOURFACEHERE Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, same as Busch Light, but with Your Face Here branding. A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Meyer Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, green with white and bacon motif. A

Ryan Newman #6 Castrol Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2019, white, green, red, and black with zig-zag designs. C

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Meyer Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, black with red and yellow bottles and splatter motif. F

Ryan Newman #6 Koch Industries Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white front, black middle, blue rear. A

Ross Chastain #6 Wyndham Rewards Ford MustangNo change. B+

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020 orange with flame motif to black. A

Ryan Newman #6 Roman Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, red. A

TOMMY BALDWIN RACING #7

Josh Bilicki #7 Gravely Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with red and white stripe on sides. A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #8

Tyler Reddick #8 Caterpillar Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

Tyler Reddick #8 Tame the Beast Chevy CamaroNo change. B+

Tyler Reddick #8 I Am Second Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black shattered front, red and blue mid to rear, white stripe between. F

Tyler Reddick #8 Caterpillar MinExpo 2020 Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, yellow sides, paint motif, and black roof. A

Tyler Reddick #8 Roland Chevy CamaroNo change. F

Tyler Reddick #8 Alsco Uniforms Patriotic Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, camo motif across whole car. F

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #9

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Chevy CamaroNo change. B+

Chase Elliott #9 Mountain Dew Zero Sugar Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, black with green Camaro stripes and green stripes on sides. A

Chase Elliott #9 UniFirst Chevy CamaroNo change. B-.

Chase Elliott #9 Hooters Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, black with orange numbers and stripes. A

Chase Elliott #9 Kelly Blue Book Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, blue replaces white, gold replaces blue. C+

STEWART HAAS RACING #10

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods Ford MustangNo change. A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Pure Farmland Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white with green and blue stripes. A-

Aric Almirola #10 Eckrich Ford MustangNo change. A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield #GoodFoodChallenge Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black fades to gray with slashes. C

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Patriotic Ford MustangNo change. D

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota CamryNo Change. B+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Ground Toyota CamryNo change. B+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Office Toyota CamryNo change. B+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Freight Toyota CamryNo change. B+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Patriotic Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, patriotic elements added. B+

TEAM PENSKE #12

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Jack Links Beef Jerky Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2020, same as 2020 #21. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Advance Auto Parts Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, reverse color scheme of Shell/Pennzoil. D

Ryan Blaney #12 Dex Imaging Ford MustangNo change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Body Armor Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, the designs on sides have been cleaned up. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Peak Ford MustangNo change. B+

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Pennzoil Ford MustangNo change. B-

Ryan Blaney #12 Body Armor Kobe Tribute Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, yellow fade to blue with snake skin motif. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Tarkett Ford MustangNo change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Duracel Ford MustangNo change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menards/Moen Ford MustangNo change. B+

GERMAIN RACING #13

Ty Dillon #13 Geico Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, design has been cleaned up a bit. D

Ty Dillon #13 GEICO Hump Day Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, blue and white with camel motif on sides and hood. F

Ty Dillon #13 Geico Military Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, white elements replace black elements. F

STEWART HAAS RACING #14

Clint Bowyer #14 Rush’s Truck Stops Ford MustangNo change. A

Clint Bowyer #14 Mobil 1 Ford MustangNo change. A

Clint Bowyer #14 Blue Def Ford MustangNo change. C

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #15

Brennan Poole #15 Spartan Mosquito Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, White with yellow and blue Camaro stripes. B+

Brennan Poole #15 GOETTL Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, teal top, white stripe, green bottom. A

Brennan Poole #15 CHOC Children’s Hospital Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, white, yellow, and blue with child designs on sides and stripes. A-

Brennan Poole #15 SpartanGO Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, yellow top with white sides. A

Brennan Poole #15 In Memory of SFC Nathan Chapman Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, green with yellow. A

KAULIG RACING #16

Justin Haley #16 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy CamaroNo change. A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Chris Buescher #17 SunnyD Ford MustangNo change. F

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, side stripes have been toned down. B+

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Toyota CamryNo change. A

Kyle Busch #18 Skittles Dips Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, white has been added. B+

Kyle Busch #18 Snickers White Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, white with red and blue stripes. B

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, light green with lightning motif across car. F

Kyle Busch #18 Pedigree Toyota CamryNo change. A

Kyle Busch #18 SportClips Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, same as #20. C-

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s/Appalachian State University Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, black with Appalachian State University and black M&Ms’s motif. A

Kyle Busch #18 M&Ms Messages Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, similar to M&M’s, but with message logos on hood and sides. A

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’S Thank You Heroes Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, red, white and blue. A

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Fudge Brownie Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, teal replaces yellow. A

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Patriotic Toyota CamryNo change. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota CamryNo change. C-

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota CamryNo change. B+

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Sirius XM Toyota CamryNo change. B-

Martin Truex, Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, side cleaned up, more orange added. B

Martin Truex Jr. #19 SportClips Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, same as #20. C-

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Patriotic Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, eagle motif replaces stars. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Erik Jones #20 DeWalt Toyota CamryNo change. A

Erik Jones #20 Stanley Toyota CamryNo change. C

Erik Jones #20 SportClips Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, smartphone motif has been removed. C-

Erik Jones #20 Irwin Tools Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, blue with yellow and black stripes. C

Erik Jones #20 Reser’s Fine Foods Toyota CamryNo Change. A

Erik Jones #20 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, same as #18. F

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menards/Maytag Ford MustangNo change. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Motorcraft Ford MustangNo change. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Quaker State Ford MustangNo change. B-

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Knauf Ford MustangNo change. B+

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/FVP Ford MustangNo change. D

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford MustangNo change. D

Joey Logano #22 AAA Insurance Ford MustangNo change. D

Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Ford MustangNo change. A

Joey Logano #22 AAA Southern California Ford MustangNo change. D

Joey Logano #22 Money Lion Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #2. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

William Byron #24 Hertz Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNo change. A

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNo change. A

William Byron #24 Axalta Chevy CamaroNo change. A

William Byron #24 Axalta Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, Axalta Sea Glass replaces dark blue. C

William Byron #24 Axalta Kobe Tribute Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, Lakers blue front, with curves up sides, and Lakers yellow on roof. A

William Byron #24 Liberty University Patriotic Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, more patriotic elements added. B+

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #27

Reed Sorenson #27 Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, blue. A

JJ Yeley #27 Jacob Construction Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, same as #51. A

Gray Gaulding #27 Panini America Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, red, yellow, and black with curve designs on sides. F

GO FAS RACING #32

Corey LaJoie #32 Pala Casino Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, red fade to black. A

Corey LaJoie #32 Schluter Systems Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, orange waffle design remains but black and red flames have been added. B+

Corey LaJoie #32 RagingBull.com Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, blue front, checkered flag motif side, white rear. A

Corey LaJoie #32 MotorTrend Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black with red slash paint motif. C-

Corey LaJoie #32 Superior Logistics Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, American flag motif across car. A

Corey LaJoie #32 Drydene Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, slight redesign of sides. A

Corey LaJoie #32 Keen Parts/Corvette Parts “Thank a Hero” Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, patriotic motif across whole car. A

Corey LaJoie #32 Plan B Sales Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, white, light blue, dark blue, and silver with designs on sides. B+

Corey LaJoie #32 Ark.io Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, red, and black with designs on sides. F

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #34

Michael McDowell #34 Love’s Truck Stops Ford MustangNo change. A

Michael McDowell #34 Dockside Logistics Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, black with a series of red and gray designs on sides. F

Michael McDowell #34 CarParts.com Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white with blue and orange designs across whole car. F

Michael McDowell #34 Love’s Truck Stops Patriotic Ford MustangNo change. F

RICK WARE RACING #36

David Ragan #36 Select Blinds Ford MustangNo change. B

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #37

Ryan Preece #37 Cottonelle Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, blue, white, yellow with a series of stripes and designs on sides and front. C

Ryan Preece #37 Natural Light Seltzer Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, white with pink, yellow, and red fruit motif across car. F

Ryan Preece#37 Velveeta Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, cheese motif extends to rear. A

Ryan Preece #37 Tide Pods Chevy CamaroNo change. F

Ryan Preece #37 Scotts Patriotic Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, patriotic motif across whole car. C

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #38

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Speedy Cash Ford MustangNo change. A

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Citgard Ford MustangNo change. B+

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Fire Alarm Services Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white with designs on sides, and stripes on hood. A

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Berry’s Bullets Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, white with gray stripes and a black stripe on rear. A

John Hunter Nemechek #38 MDS Ford MustangNo change. B+

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Mystik Lubricants Ford MustangNo change. B+

John Hunter Nemechek #38 YANMAR Ford MustangNo change. A

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Scag Power Equipment Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black with cutting edge designs and tiger stripes on sides. F

STEWART HAAS RACING #41

Cole Custer #41 Haas Automotion Ford MustangNo change. F

Cole Custer #41 Production Alliance Group Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black with white and red designs on sides. B

Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, gray with black and red cutting edge designs. B

CHIP GANASSI RACING #42

Kyle Larson #42 Credit One Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

Kyle Larson #42 Advent Health Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, green, blue, pink, and silver with cutting edge design on sides. F

Kyle Larson #42 McDonald’s Chevy CamaroNo change. B

Kyle Larson #42 Clover Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Matt Kenseth #42 Credit One Bank Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, black stripes added. A

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Air Force Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 World Wide Technology Chevy CamaroNo change. C

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Coca Cola Energy Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, black with a series of tiny red stripes on sides. F

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Victory Junction Ford MustangNo change. A-

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, blue, with a white stripe and white designs on rear. A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger Patriotic Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, same as Kroger, but with an American flag on the front. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Jimmie Johnson #48 Ally Financial Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, black with cutting edge designs on sides. A

Jimmie Johnson #48 Ally Financial Patriotic Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, based on a vintage fighter plane design. A

MBM MOTORSPORTS #49

Chad Finchum #49 Garrison Homes/Toyota Knoxville Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, blue and white with curves on sides. B+

RICK WARE RACING #51

Joey Gase #51 Page Construction/ASC Agri Services Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, gray with a series of designs on sides. F

Garrett Smithley #51 Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, white. A

BJ McCleod #51 Jacob Companies Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, red, blue and silver curve up sides. A

Joey Gase #51 Agri Supply/Carolina Cooker Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, based on Bobby Allison’s Coca Cola scheme. A

Joey Gase #51 Agri Supply Patriotic Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, patriotic motif across whole car. C

RICK WARE RACING #52

BJ McLeod #52 Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, white sides, black hood and roof, curves on sides. B+

BJ McLeod #52 Christensen Arms Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, carbon fiber motif with red roof. A

JJ Yeley #52 Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, black. A

JJ Yeley #52 Window World Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, white with black roof, and red and black curve. A

JJ Yeley #52 Jacob Companies Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, black. A

RICK WARE RACING #53

Joey Gase #53 Nevada Donor Network Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, black with a series of designs on sides. F

Joey Gase #53 One Legacy Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black with a series of designs on sides. F

Garrett Smithley #53 Trophy Tractor Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with red front. A

RICK WARE RACING #54

JJ Yeley #54 Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, black. A

BEARD MOTORSPORTS #62

Brendan Gaughan #62 Beard Oil/South Point Chevy CamaroNo change. A

MBM MOTORSPORTS #66

Timmy Hill #66 RoofClaim.com Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, green front, brown sides, white rear. F

Timmy Hill #66 Manscaped/Lasvegas.net Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, black front, red stripe, white rear. A-

Timmy Hill #66 Pit Boss Grills Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, white fade to flames to black on sides. A

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS #77

Ross Chastain #77 Advent Health Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, same as #42. F

Reed Sorenson #77 Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, black. A

Reed Sorenson #77 Greenville Swamp Rabbits/Bon Secours Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with orange and blue designs. C

BJ MCLEOD MOTORSPORTS #78

BJ McLeod #78 Christensen Arms Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, black. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Alex Bowman #88 Cincinnati, Inc. Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

Alex Bowman #88 LLumar Window Film Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, vertical rectangle design. A

Alex Bowman #88 Axalta Throwback Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Alex Bowman #88 Adam’s Polishes/Chevy Group Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, black with orange and gold stripe. A

Alex Bowman #88 NOCO/Group Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, same as Adam’s Polishes but with NOCO on hood. A

Alex Bowman #88 Valvoline Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Alex Bowman #88 ChevyGoods.com/NOCO Patriotic Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, patriotic motif across whole car. F

LEAVINE FAMILY RACING #95

Christopher Bell #95 Rheem Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, red, white, and black with stripes. B+

Christopher Bell #95 Procore Chevy Toyota CamryNo change. F

GAUNT BROTHERS RACING #96

Daniel Suarez #96 Toyota Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, black with red and white curves on sides. B-

Daniel Suarez #96 Commscope Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, black with yellow and blue. A

Daniel Suarez #96 Toyota Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, blue with red and white curls on sides. F

Daniel Suarez #96 TODAY. TOMORROW. TOYOTA. Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2020, patriotic motif across whole car. B