Paint Scheme Tracker-February 1, 2023

By David G. Firestone

TRACKHOUSE RACING #1

Ross Chastain #1 Kubota/Onx Homes Chevy CamaroNo change. B

TEAM PENSKE #2

Austin Cindric #2 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

Austin Cindric #2 Autotrader Ford MustangNo Change. A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, white removed, camo added. B

STEWART HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Ford MustangNo Change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford MustangNew scheme for 2023, some changes to stripes on side. B+

Kevin Harvick #4 Rheem Ford MustangNo change. B+

Kevin Harvick #4 Gear Wrench Ford MustangNo change. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #5

Kyle Larson #5 Hendrickcars.com Chevy CamaroNo change. A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Brad Keselowski #6 Elk Grove Manufacturing and Technology Expo Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2023, white with red and blue designs. B

Brad Keselowski #6 Esperion Therapeutics Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2023, white with blue and beige designs. A

Brad Keselowski #6 Castrol Ford MustangNew scheme for 2023, black with green and red stripes. A

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS #7

Corey LaJoie #7 The Jessie Rees Foundation Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2023, blue, black, teal, and white with a series of stripes. C

Corey LaJoie #7 Celsius Chevy CamaroNo change. A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #8

Kyle Busch #8 Alsco Uniforms Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, black added, side design changed. B+

Kyle Busch #8 Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, solid red, with black bottom and biscuits. A

Kyle Busch #8 BetMGM Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, green and black with cleaned up sides. A

Kyle Busch #8 Netspend Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2023, light blue with red and orange stripes. D-

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #9

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, more blue added, some new stripes. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #10

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods Ford MustangNo Change. A-

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota CamryNo Change. A

TEAM PENSKE #12

Ryan Blaney #12 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Wabash Ford MustangNo Change. A-

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

KAULIG RACING #13

Chandler Smith #13 Quick Tie Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2023, white with red and teal. B

STEWART HAAS RACING #14

Chase Briscoe #14 Mahindra Tractors Ford MustangNo change. C

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Chris Buescher #17 Pala Casino Resort and Spa Ford MustangNo change. A

Chris Buescher #17 Pala Casino Resort and Spa Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2023, blue, pink, and gray with slight design. D

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford MustangNo change. A

Chris Buescher #17 Fifth-Third Bank Ford MustangNo change. F

Chris Buescher #17 Esperion Therapeutics Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2023, same as #6. A

Chris Buescher #17 Castrol Ford MustangNew scheme for 2023, same as #6. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #19

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota CamryNo Change. A-

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2023, sublimated designs added, orange reduced. C-

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Christopher Bell #20 Rheem Toyota CamryNo change. A

Christopher Bell #20 DeWalt Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2023, new designs. A-

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Harrison Burton #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford MustangNo Change. A

TEAM PENSKE #22

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

Joey Logano #22 Auto Trader Ford MustangNo change. A

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

Joey Logano #22 AAA Insurance Ford MustangNo change. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, side colors reversed. A

William Byron #24 RAPTOR Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, white sides added. B+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #34

Michael McDowell #34 Fr8 Auctions Ford MustangNo change. A

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

Michael McDowell #34 Quincy Compressor Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2023, black with purple designs. F

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #38

Todd Gilliland #38 Gener8tor Skills Accelerator Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2023, red with white. A

Todd Gilliland #38 Speedy Cash Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2023, black with green and red. A

Todd Gilliland #38 Quincy Compressor Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2023, same as #34. F

STEWART HAAS RACING #41

Ryan Preece #41 United Rentals Ford MustangNew scheme for 2023, some design changes. B

Ryan Preece #41 HaasTooling.com Ford MustangNew scheme for 2023, red, black, and white with designs on sides. A

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Cottonelle Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, front cleaned up. C

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Day Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, blue fade to white with designs. D

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Night Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, blue fade to black with designs. C

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS #77

Ty Dillon #77 Ferris Mowers Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, more designs added. B+

LIVE FAST MOTORSPORTS #78

Josh Bilicki #78 Zeigler Auto Group Chevy CamaroNo change. C

BJ McLeod #78 B’laster Ford MustangNo change. D-

LEGACY MOTOR CLUB #84

Jimmie Johnson #84 Carvana Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2023, dark metallic blue with light blue stripes. A

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Paint Scheme Tracker-January 25, 2023

By David G. Firestone

TRACKHOUSE RACING #1

Ross Chastain #1 Kubota/Onx Homes Chevy CamaroNo change. B

TEAM PENSKE #2

Austin Cindric #2 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

Austin Cindric #2 Autotrader Ford MustangNo Change. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Ford MustangNo Change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford MustangNew scheme for 2023, some changes to stripes on side. B+

Kevin Harvick #4 Rheem Ford MustangNo change. B+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #5

Kyle Larson #5 Hendrickcars.com Chevy CamaroNo change. A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Brad Keselowski #6 Elk Grove Manufacturing and Technology Expo Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2023, white with red and blue designs. B

Brad Keselowski #6 Esperion Therapeutics Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2023, white with blue and beige designs. A

Brad Keselowski #6 Castrol Ford MustangNew scheme for 2023, black with green and red stripes. A

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS #7

Corey LaJoie #7 The Jessie Rees Foundation Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2023, blue, black, teal, and white with a series of stripes. C

Corey LaJoie #7 Celsius Chevy CamaroNo change. A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #8

Kyle Busch #8 Alsco Uniforms Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, black added, side design changed. B+

Kyle Busch #8 Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, solid red, with black bottom and biscuits. A

Kyle Busch #8 BetMGM Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, green and black with cleaned up sides. A

Kyle Busch #8 Netspend Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2023, light blue with red and orange stripes. D-

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #9

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, more blue added, some new stripes. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #10

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods Ford MustangNo Change. A-

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota CamryNo Change. A

TEAM PENSKE #12

Ryan Blaney #12 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Wabash Ford MustangNo Change. A-

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

KAULIG RACING #13

Chandler Smith #13 Quick Tie Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2023, white with red and teal. B

STEWART HAAS RACING #14

Chase Briscoe #14 Mahindra Tractors Ford MustangNo change. C

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Chris Buescher #17 Pala Casino Resort and Spa Ford MustangNo change. A

Chris Buescher #17 Pala Casino Resort and Spa Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2023, blue, pink, and gray with slight design. D

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford MustangNo change. A

Chris Buescher #17 Fifth-Third Bank Ford MustangNo change. F

Chris Buescher #17 Esperion Therapeutics Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2023, same as #6. A

Chris Buescher #17 Castrol Ford MustangNew scheme for 2023, same as #6. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #19

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota CamryNo Change. A-

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2023, sublimated designs added, orange reduced. C-

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Christopher Bell #20 Rheem Toyota CamryNo change. A

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Harrison Burton #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford MustangNo Change. A

TEAM PENSKE #22

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

Joey Logano #22 Auto Trader Ford MustangNo change. A

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

Joey Logano #22 AAA Insurance Ford MustangNo change. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, side colors reversed. A

William Byron #24 RAPTOR Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, white sides added. B+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #34

Michael McDowell #34 Fr8 Auctions Ford MustangNo change. A

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

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #38

Todd Gilliland #38 Gener8tor Skills Accelerator Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2023, red with white. A

Todd Gilliland #38 Speedy Cash Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2023, black with green and red. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #41

Ryan Preece #41 United Rentals Ford MustangNew scheme for 2023, some design changes. B

Ryan Preece #41 HaasTooling.com Ford MustangNew scheme for 2023, red, black, and white with designs on sides. A

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Cottonelle Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, front cleaned up. C

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Day Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, blue fade to white with designs. D

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Night Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, blue fade to black with designs. C

LIVE FAST MOTORSPORTS #78

Josh Bilicki #78 Zeigler Auto Group Chevy CamaroNo change. C

BJ McLeod #78 B’laster Ford MustangNo change. D-

LEGACY MOTOR CLUB #84

Jimmie Johnson #84 Carvana Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2023, dark metallic blue with light blue stripes. A

Paint Scheme Grades-January 21, 2023

By David G. Firestone

Brad Keselowski #6 Esperion Therapeutics Ford Mustang-Good look, not over designed, good color scheme. A

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Chevy Camaro-Adding the blue looks great, and the stripes work better too. A

Chris Buescher #17 Esperion Therapeutics Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #6, same A grade.

William Byron #24 RAPTOR Chevy Camaro-Like last year, adding the white takes away from a great scheme, and takes it from an A to a B+ because it looks so out of space

Michael McDowell #34 Fr8 Auctions Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Day Chevy Camaro-It’s a downgrade. The smooth looking scheme has been replaced by a cluttered mess. I can say that the color scheme is good, but this gets a D.

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Night Chevy Camaro-Changing from white to black does help, but only to take the grade from a D to a C.

BJ McLeod #78 B’laster Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same D- grade.

Jimmie Johnson #84 Carvana Chevy Camaro-I like the metallic blue, the stripes have a good color, and they are not over designed. A

Paint Scheme Tracker-January 18, 2023

By David G. Firestone

TRACKHOUSE RACING #1

Ross Chastain #1 Kubota/Onx Homes Chevy CamaroNo change. B

TEAM PENSKE #2

Austin Cindric #2 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

Austin Cindric #2 Autotrader Ford MustangNo Change. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Ford MustangNo Change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford MustangNew scheme for 2023, some changes to stripes on side. B+

Kevin Harvick #4 Rheem Ford MustangNo change. B+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #5

Kyle Larson #5 Hendrickcars.com Chevy CamaroNo change. A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Brad Keselowski #6 Elk Grove Manufacturing and Technology Expo Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2023, white with red and blue designs. B

Brad Keselowski #6 Esperion Therapeutics Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2023, white with blue and beige designs. A

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS #7

Corey LaJoie #7 The Jessie Rees Foundation Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2023, blue, black, teal, and white with a series of stripes. C

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #8

Kyle Busch #8 Alsco Uniforms Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, black added, side design changed. B+

Kyle Busch #8 Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, solid red, with black bottom and biscuits. A

Kyle Busch #8 BetMGM Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, green and black with cleaned up sides. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #9

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, more blue added, some new stripes. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #10

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods Ford MustangNo Change. A-

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota CamryNo Change. A

TEAM PENSKE #12

Ryan Blaney #12 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Wabash Ford MustangNo Change. A-

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

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Chris Buescher #17 Pala Casino Resort and Spa Ford MustangNo change. A

Chris Buescher #17 Pala Casino Resort and Spa Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2023, blue, pink, and gray with slight design. D

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford MustangNo change. A

Chris Buescher #17 Fifth-Third Bank Ford MustangNo change. F

Chris Buescher #17 Esperion Therapeutics Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2023, same as #6. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #19

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota CamryNo Change. A-

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2023, sublimated designs added, orange reduced. C-

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Christopher Bell #20 Rheem Toyota CamryNo change. A

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Harrison Burton #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford MustangNo Change. A

TEAM PENSKE #22

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

Joey Logano #22 Auto Trader Ford MustangNo change. A

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

Joey Logano #22 AAA Insurance Ford MustangNo change. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, side colors reversed. A

William Byron #24 RAPTOR Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, white sides added. B+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #34

Michael McDowell #34 Fr8 Auctions Ford MustangNo change. A

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Cottonelle Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, front cleaned up. C

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Day Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, blue fade to white with designs. D

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Night Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2023, blue fade to black with designs. C

LIVE FAST MOTORSPORTS #78

Josh Bilicki #78 Zeigler Auto Group Chevy CamaroNo change. C

BJ McLeod #78 B’laster Ford MustangNo change. D-

LEGACY MOTOR CLUB #84

Jimmie Johnson #84 Carvana Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2023, dark metallic blue with light blue stripes. A

Paint Scheme Grades-October 8, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light #buschwingman Ford Mustang-Camo, orange,black, and white is not a good look. The fact that the car is over designed with white earns this scheme an F.

JJ Yeley #15 Summit Racing Equipment Ford Mustang-Nothing really wrong with this scheme. A

Daniel Hemric #16 Celsius Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as #16, same A grade.

Bubba Wallace #45 Leidos Toyota Camry-Same scheme as #23, same C grade.

Conor Daly #50 BitNile Chevy Camaro-I like the dark blue, the light blue works well, but the green looks out of place. Add in that the car is a bit over designed, and you have a B scheme.

Cody Ware #51 Nurtec ODT Pink Chevy Camaro-Pinkwashing is an automatic F.

BJ McLeod #78 Motorsports Games Frankie Zombie Ford Mustang-Too many colors, and too many designs will always get an F.

Paint Scheme Grades-September 24, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Aric Almirola #10 Ford BlueOval City Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Todd Gilliland #38 Long John Silver’s Ford Mustang-I like the color scheme, but the design scheme is over done. Both cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Thomas English Muffins and Bagels Chevy Camaro-The car being whole orange, and getting rid of the bagel would work better. B

Landon Cassill #77 Zeigler Auto/LoJack Chevy Camaro-It’s still not great, but it’s better. B-

BJ McLeod #78 Malco Ford Mustang-A horribly over designed mess, with a good color scheme will always earn a D.

BJ McLeod #78 Down N Dirty Ford Mustang-Camo, and an awful design scheme will always earn an F.

Paint Scheme Grades-May 7, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Ross Chastain #1 Worldwide Express Chevy Camaro-It’s much too over designed, and the shades of blue don’t work. F

Ross Chastain #1 Pitbull Tour Chevy Camaro-I love the color scheme, but I hate the design scheme, so this gets a C.

Kyle Larson #5 Hendrickcars.com Throwback Chevy Camaro-Another great throwback that could win Throwback of the Year. This is a great and classic look. A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield/Weis Ford Mustang-The new designs take the A- scheme down to a B+ because they are a bit overdone.

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Small Business Toyota Camry-I think the blue is a tad over done, but otherwise, this is a great scheme. A-

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

Ryan Preece #15 United Rentals Ford Mustang-The black isn’t needed here, and the stripe is a bit over done. It’s not terrible, so I give it a B.

Daniel Hemric #16 Majestic Steel Chevy Camaro-Get rid of the red on the front, and this is a solid A scheme. With the silver, this gets an A-.

Todd Gilliland #38 The Pete Store Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same C grade.

Cole Custer #41 Autodesk/HaasTooling.com Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Kurt Busch #45 McDonald’s Throwback Toyota Camry-Yes! Yes! A Thousand Times Yes! You have no idea how long I’ve been wanting to see this throwback! Unless something better comes along, this will probably win Throwback of the Year! A

BJ McLeod #78 Superior Logistics Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Paint Scheme Grades-April 30, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Ross Chastain #1 Moose Fraternity Chevy Camaro-I like this, it’s a great look, and the color scheme works, so this gets an A.

Ross Chastain #1 Jockey Chevy Camaro-This is a great look, and I can’t complain. A

Austin Cindric #2 Menard’s/Sylvania Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Kevin Harvick #4 Rheem “Chasing a Cure” Throwback Ford Mustang-Not only is this not a faithful scheme, its also a Pinkwashing scheme. F

Corey LaJoie #7 RAZE Energy Chevy Camaro-This is the worst color combo I have seen in a long time. Add in a horrible design, and you have an F scheme.

Corey LaJoie #7 Staking Pennies Throwback Chevy Camaro-This is a very faithful replica of a unique car. It looks good, and gets an A.

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Throwback Chevy Camaro-I like throwbacks, but this isn’t as accurate, and the original one isn’t great. Still, it’s not terrible, so I give it a B.

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield/iHop Ford Mustang-The changes don’t add or subtract from the overall scheme, so it stays at a C scheme.

Chase Briscoe #14 Mahindra Tractors Throwback Ford Mustang-This is a scheme that should have been on a stock car, but it wasn’t. It’s also a faithful replica, so it gets an A.

David Ragan #15 Envision Ford Mustang-Too many colors, too many designs, looks awful, gets an F.

Harrison Burton #21 DEX Imaging Throwback Ford Mustang-I think the original was a little overdone, but this is a faithful replica, so this gets an A-.

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Autotrader Ford Mustang-Same scheme as Shell/Pennzoil, same A grade.

William Byron #24 AXALTA Throwback Chevy Camaro-This is a great scheme, it has a great look, and it gets an A.

Cole Custer #41 Feeding America/Wow Wow Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com Throwback Ford Mustang-While it’s a faithful replica, I did think the original was over designed, so I’ll give this an A-

Greg Biffle #44 Morehouse College Chevy Camaro-This is a good look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Noah Gragson #62 Wendy’s Chevy Camaro-I think that the blue and white section is a tad over done, so this gets an A-

BJ McLeod #78 Motorsport Games Ford Mustang-The changes don’t add or subtract from the overall scheme, so it stays at a F scheme.

Paint Scheme Grades-April 9, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Triple Action Formula Ford Mustang-Smooth design, great color scheme, no complaints here! A

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Crunchy Cookie Toyota Camry-I like the shade of blue here, and the design works well, so this gets an A.

Bubba Wallace #23 Dr. Pepper Toyota Camry-I like the cleaned up look, no real complaints. A

Michael McDowell #34 Naväge Nasal Care Ford Mustang-Without the blue next to the number, this would be a solid A scheme. I think it isn’t needed, so this gets an A-

Greg Biffle #44 Norfolk State University Chevy Camaro-I like the design, I like the color scheme, this gets an A.

Kurt Busch #45 Embrace Home Loans Toyota Camry-Get rid of the needless black on the rear, and you have a solid A scheme. A-

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 The Frozen Farmer Chevy Camaro-I like the motif and color scheme, so this gets an A.

BJ McLeod #78 Surface Sunscreen Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Paint Scheme Grades-March 19, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Ross Chastain #1 K1 Speed Chevy Camaro-Toning down the designs would work better, but this is still good. B+

Austin Dillon #3 Get Bioethanol Chevy Camaro-The scheme is pretty much the same, so it gets the same B.

Kyle Larson #5 Valvoline Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same C grade.

Brad Keselowski #6 Socios.com Throwback Ford Mustang-The reverse scheme wasn’t my favorite at that time, but it has grown on me a bit, so I’ll give this a B.

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Office Toyota Camry-Same scheme as FedEx Express, same A grade.

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

Chase Briscoe #14 HighPoint Ford Mustang-I like this scheme, and I like circuity designs on cars, so this gets an A.

Garrett Smithley #15 Trophy Tractor Chevy Camaro-It’s an improvement, but it still isn’t great. I’ll give this a C.

AJ Allmendinger #16 Action Industries Chevy Camaro-It’s a great design, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Chris Buescher #17 ITsavvy Ford Mustang-The subtle RFK Racing template works well, and the rest of the car looks great. A

Chris Buescher #17 Socios.com Throwback Ford Mustang-Another example of a scheme that wasn’t my favorite at that time, but it has grown on me a bit, so I’ll give this a B.

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

Bubba Wallace #23 Root Insurance Toyota Camry-This is a decent scheme, but it’s a downgrade from the amazing scheme last year. I’ll give this a B.

Greg Biffle #44 Florida A&M University Chevy Camaro-I like me some snakeskin, and this is a great look. A

Kurt Busch #45 MoneyLion Toyota Camry-It’s not great. I like the shades of green, but the random designs don’t work. I’ll give this a C-

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Fry’s/NOS Chevy Camaro-This is a great look, with a great color scheme, and this will earn an A.

Alex Bowman 48 Ally/Best Friends Chevy Camaro-I think this is a decent look. It’s a bit over done, but it isn’t horrible. B+

BJ McLeod #78 Premier Business Investments Ford Mustang-No complaints here, the color scheme works, and the design scheme is great. A

Tarso Marques #79 Dignity Gold Ford Mustang-Toning down the stripes would work better, but this isn’t bad so this gets a B.Camry,Toyota,Camry,