Paint Scheme Grades-June 5, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Patriotic Ford Mustang-The silver looks slightly better, but the scheme is still good, so I’ll give it an A-

Ryan Newman #6 Kohler Generators Patriotic Ford Mustang-Good color scheme, bad design scheme, C grade as a result.

Corey LaJoie, driver of the #7 Diamond Creek Water Patriotic Chevy Camaro-This is another scheme where nothing is really right, or nothing wrong. It gets a C.

Tyler Reddick #8 Alsco Uniforms Patriotic Chevy Camaro-The replacement stripes are out of place in comparison to the rest of the scheme. It looks awful, and takes an A scheme down to a C.

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

Ryan Blaney #12 BodyArmor EDGE Ford Mustang-I think there are too many colors, and the car is way too over designed. F

Chase Briscoe #14 HighPoint Patriotic Ford Mustang-This is a very well-done patriotic motif. It’s not over designed, and the car looks great. 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-A great scheme that got cleaned up will always get an A.

Christopher Bell #20 Honoring Our Fallen Heroes Toyota Camry-I think the car is much too over designed, I hate the flag motif on the front, and the blue designs aren’t good. F

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menards/Masterforce Tools Ford Mustang-I like the colors, and the spark motif is a unique look. This is a great scheme, and it gets an A.

Bubba Wallace #23 DoorDash Toyota Camry-This is a well done scheme, with a unique look, and that will always get an A.

Michael McDowell #34 Fr8 Auctions Patriotic Ford Mustang-Camo does NOT look good on the side of a race car. F

Ryan Preece #37 Kroger/Coca-Cola Chevy Camaro-I like the shade of red Coca Cola uses. Other than that, this is an awful, poorly designed scheme. D

Anthony Alfredo #38 Death Wish Coffee Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Cole Custer #41 Feeding America/Wow Wow Ford Mustang-Silver and black is a great color scheme, the green and red stripes work well, this gets an A.

Ross Chastain #42 Advent Health Chevy Camaro-Calling this awful would be an understatement. This is officially a contender for worst scheme of the year. F

Erik Jones #43 Petty’s Garage Patriotic Chevy Camaro-The patriotic motif works well here. This looks good, and gets an A.

David Starr #66 Special Report with Bret Baier/Richardson Service Toyota Camry-A smooth look, with a great color scheme will ALWAYS earn an A.

Justin Haley #77 Walmart Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is great, and it isn’t over designed. This is a great look, and t gets an A.

Paint Scheme Grades-March 20, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Mount-N-Lock Chevy Camaro-I really like the mountain motif here, and the gray-scale color scheme works well. This gets an A in my book.

Kevin Harvick #4 Jimmy Johns Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A- grade.

Tyler Reddick #8 ALSCO Uniforms Chevy Camaro-This is a great look, especially when compared to last year’s scheme. This gets an A.

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

James Davison #15 Smart Sanitizer Chevy Camaro-My only complaint is that the designs on the blue are pointless. Other than that, this is a solid scheme. A

Chris Buescher #17 Roush Performance Stage 3 Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Kyle Busch #18 Stanley Toyota Camry-Same scheme as #20, same A grade.

Bubba Wallace #23 McDonalds Toyota Camry-I think the white is bad, and the diagonal logos are awful. Still, it’s a solid scheme, so it gets a B.

Ryan Preece #37 Scotts Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same D grade.

Anthony Alfredo #38 MDS Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B+ grade.

Ross Chastain #42 Tubi TV Chevy Camaro-This is a good design scheme, counter-acted with a bad design scheme. The two cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/Energizer Chevy Camaro-This template is a solid C, even with matching sponsors.

Josh Bilicki #52 Junction Fuels Ford Mustang-I normally don’t say this, but get rid of the fade at the rear. Also, the checkered flag motif needs to go. Other than that, this isn’t bad, so it gets a B.

Garrett Smithley #53 Turf Sellers Chevy Camaro-A smooth look, with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

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.