Paint Scheme Grades-April 17, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Gardner Marsh Chevy Camaro-The stripes are very over done. The color scheme is good, so I’ll give it a B+

Brad Keselowski #2 Freightliner Ford Mustang-My only complaint here is that the front stripes are pointless. Other than that, this is a great scheme. A-

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Chevy Camaro-It’s still a good scheme, but the black is a downgrade, so this goes from an A to an A-.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch NA Ford Mustang-The red and white designs are horrid, and they look out of place when compared with the rest of the scheme. Still, it’s not horrific, so I’ll give it a C.

Corey LaJoie #7 Ark.io Chevy Camaro-Ark.io loves to pointlessly over design their race cars, and this example is no different. There is nothing good I can say, so this gets an F.

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Anytime Favorites Ford Mustang-This is a great scheme, the color and fade work well, and the car looks great! A

Chase Briscoe #14 Rush’s Truck Stops Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

James Davison #15 Nurtec ODT Military Salutes Program Navy Chevy Camaro-I like the color scheme, but the car is a tad over designed. The photo motif is not a good look, but it’s a passable scheme, so I’ll give it a C.

James Davison #15 Jacob Companies Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as #52, same B grade.

Kyle Busch #18 Snickers Peanut Brownie Toyota Camry-It’s a smooth look, that isn’t over designed, and that will always earn an A.

Christopher Bell #20 Toyota Toyota Camry-There is no real change in terms of grade. It’s still an A- scheme.

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Throwback Ford Mustang-This is a great throwback! I love the look the car has, and it’s smooth. A

Bubba Wallace #23 DoorDash Toyota Camry-I actually like this scheme a little more than the other DoorDash scheme. I think this works well, and it gets an A.

Joey Gase #28 Register Me Ford Mustang-I love a good, faithful throwback, and this is a good, faithful throwback. I miss Texaco as a sponsor, and this brings back memories. This gets an A.

Ryan Preece #37 Louisiana Hot Sauce Chevy Camaro-The yellow on the rear is pointless, and visually distracting. I think it takes away from a great scheme. A-

Anthony Alfredo #38 iRacing Ford Mustang-This reminds me of the the Hendrickcars scheme, which I like, and it is a great look. A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/Crest Chevy Camaro-This is just a meh template, and it creates meh schemes. C

Garrett Smithley #51 Nurtec ODT Military Salutes Program Air Force Chevy Camaro-I like the color scheme, but the car is a tad over designed. The photo motif is not a good look, but it’s a passable scheme, so I’ll give it a C.

Josh Bilicki #52 Insurance King Ford Mustang-Everything I said about Brad Keselowski’s Freightliner scheme applies here. The front stripes are pointless. Other than that, this is a great scheme. A-

Josh Bilicki #52 Nurtec ODT Military Salutes Program Army Ford Mustang-I like the color scheme, but the car is a tad over designed. The photo motif is not a good look, but it’s a passable scheme, so I’ll give it a C.

JJ Yeley #53 Fat Boy Ice Cream Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

JJ Yeley #53 Nurtec ODT Military Salutes Program Marines Chevy Camaro-I like the color scheme, but the car is a tad over designed. The photo motif is not a good look, but it’s a passable scheme, so I’ll give it a C.

BJ McLeod #78 CorvetteParts.net Ford Mustang-It’s a slightly over designed scheme, with a mediocre color scheme. All things considered, this gets a C-.

Paint Scheme Grades-April 10, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Ryan Newman #6 ITsavvy Ford Mustang-I like the color scheme here, and the design scheme works well too. This gets an A.]

Chase Elliott #9 Hooters Throwback Chevy Camaro-I like a faithful throwback, and this is a great looking faithful throwback. It’s almost perfect, it’s just not on a Ford. A

Josh Bilicki #52 Junction Fuels Ford Mustang-Removing the fade and checkered flag motif takes this B scheme up to an A.

JJ Yeley #53 Jacob Companies Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #53, same B grade.

Mike Marlar #66 Auto Parts For Less Toyota Camry-I love the color scheme, but I hate the design scheme. The two cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

Paint Scheme Tracker-March 3, 2021

By David G. Firestone

STARCOM RACING #00

Quin Houff #00 Mane ‘n Tail Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, new side elements added. F

Quin Houff #00 8 Ball Whiskey Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, black with a series of stripes across car. B+

CHIP GANASSI RACING #1

Kurt Busch #1 Monster Energy Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Kurt Busch #1 Gear Wrench Chevy CamaroNo change. B

Kurt Busch #1 Advent Health Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, blue, with yellow, black, and teal stripes. F

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Wurth Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Pirtek Ford MustangNo Change. F

Brad Keselowski #2 Autotrader Ford MustangNo change. D+

Brad Keselowski #2 Money Lion Ford MustangNo change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Keystone Light Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, blue with white mountains. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Dent Wizard Ford MustangNo change. F

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, black with orange stripes and roof. A

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Mobility Science Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2021, black with red and white cutting edge designs on sides. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, green with white and dark green stripes. B+

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Ford MustangNo Change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford MustangNo Change. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #5

Kyle Larson # 5 Nations Guard Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, black with green and white stripes. B+

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

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Meyer Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, redesign with a series of sublimated designs. F

Ryan Newman #6 Kohler Generators Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, black with blue and white waves on sides. B+

Ryan Newman #6 Guaranteed Rate Ford MustangNo change. C

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS #7

Corey LaJoie #7 Schluter Systems Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, white with orange waffle board to flame motif. A

Corey LaJoie #7 Youtheory Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, white with teal dots and black roof. B

Corey LaJoie #7 Netflix’s “The Crew” Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, black and green with a series of colored stripes, and designs. F

Corey LaJore #7 Marwin Sports Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, red and green, with white and black curves. C

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #8

Tyler Reddick #8 Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, white with orange gradient, black bottom, and series of croissant designs on sides. F

Tyler Reddick #8 Lenovo Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2021, black and blue with waves on sides. A

Tyler Reddick #8 I Am Second Chevy CamaroNo change. F

Tyler Reddick #8 Cat Rental Store Chevy CamaroNo change. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #9

Chase Elliott #9 LLumar Window Film Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, white fade to green fade to red with sublimated designs. A

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, some stripes added to bottom. B

Chase Elliott #9 Kelly Blue Book Chevy CamaroNo change. C+

Chase Elliott #9 Hooters Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Chase Elliott #9 UniFirst Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, dark green is gone, car has cleaned up design. A

Chase Elliott #9 Aftershoc Performance Energy Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, black front, red rear, stripes in between. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #10

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods Ford MustangNo change. A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods 10th Anniversary Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2021, black with checkered flag motif. A

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 Offerpad Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2021, orange gradient to white. A

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2021, blue fade to green with white design on sides. C

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2021, white front, blue middle, white rear, with diagonal stripes, and design on front. A-

TEAM PENSKE #12

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

Ryan Blaney #12 Dex Imaging Ford MustangNo change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Body Armor Ford MustangNo change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menards/Great Lakes Flooring Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, Menard’s template with light blue. C

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

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

MBM MOTORSPORTS #13

Garrett Smithley #13 Trophy Tractor Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, red and black with stone and tractor motif. F

STEWART HAAS RACING #14

Chase Briscoe #14 HighPoint Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, white with blue curves and stripes. A

Chase Briscoe #14 Ford Performance Racing School Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, black circle removed. A

RICK WARE RACING #15

Derrike Cope #15 Jacob Companies Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, much cleaner sides. A

Chris Windom #15 NOS Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2021, blue front, with orange stripes. A

James Davison #15 Signing Day Sports Ford MustangNo change. A-

James Davison #15 Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2021, white. A

KAULIG RACING #16

Kaz Grala #16 Hyper Ice Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, white with black cutting edge designs. A-

IROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford MustangNo change. A

Chris Buescher #17 Castrol Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, green with red and white accents. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota CamryNo change. F

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

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

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

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

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Reser’s Fine Foods Toyota CamryNo Change. A

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, light and dark blue with slight gradient. A-

Martin Truex Jr. #19 DeWalt Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2021, same as #20. A-

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Christopher Bell #20 Rheem Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, black with red and white stripes. A

Christopher Bell #20 DeWalt Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, yellow with a series of black stripes. A-

Christopher Bell #20 Irwin Tools Toyota CamryNo change. C

Christopher Bell #20 Stanley Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, yellow with red and black stripes. A

Christopher Bell #20 Craftsman Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, black and red with stripes and designs. C

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Motorcraft Ford MustangNo change. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Dutch Boy Ford MustangNo change. C

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menards/Moen Ford MustangNo change. B+

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 AAA Insurance Ford MustangNo change. D

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

Joey Logano #22 Auto Trader Ford MustangNo change. D+

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

Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Ford MustangNo change. A

23XI RACING #23

Bubba Wallace #23 DoorDash Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2021, red with black and white stripes on sides. A

Bubba Wallace #23 Root Insurance Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2021, black with red diagonal stripes. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, white with red flames and red and blue stripes. A

William Byron #24 Axalta Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, light and dark red with yellow, blue, and green stripes. D

William Bryon #24 Axalta Electrolight Color Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2021, white front, green stripes, black rear. A-

TEAM PENSKE #33

Austin Cindric #33 Verizon Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black with red and white stripes. A

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #34

Michael McDowell #34 Fr8 Auctions Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, white with black stripes and rear. A

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

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #36

David Ragan #36 Select Blinds Ford MustangNo change. B

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #37

Ryan Preece #37 Cottonelle Chevy CamaroNo change. C

Ryan Preece #37 Kroger/Coca-Cola Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, white with blue waves on front, red with white waves on rear. F

Ryan Preece #37 Slim Jim Chevy CamaroNo change. A

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #38

Anthony Alfredo #38 Speedy Cash Ford MustangNo change. A

Anthony Alfredo #38 Dude Wipes Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, black with white sides and stripes. B

Anthony Alfredo #38 The Pete Store Ford MustangNo change. C

STEWART HAAS RACING #41

Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2021, gray with black and red cutting edge designs. B

Cole Custer #41 Dixie Vodka Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, white and blue with wood motif. A

CHIP GANASSI RACING #42

Ross Chastain #42 Clover Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Ross Chastain #42 McDonald’s Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, white removed, and sides are cleaned up. A

Ross Chastain #42 Chevrolet Accessories Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, black, yellow, and white with a series of designs on sides. F

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Erik Jones #43 RP Funding Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, blue with white stripes. A

Erik Jones #43 Armor All Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, orange with black accents. A-

Erik Jones #43 Petty’s Garage Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, blue and white wth some designs. A-

Erik Jones #43 Tide Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, orange front, yellow stripe, white rear, with blue accents. B

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/NOS Energy Drink Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2021, blue and white front, blue and orange rear. F

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Cottonelle Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2021, same as #37. C

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/Tide Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2021, Kroger front, Tide rear. C.

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, black, blue, and pink with a series of cutting edge designs on sides. F

RICK WARE RACING #51

Cody Ware #51 Nurtec ODT Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, blue with multicolored stripe. A

RICK WARE RACING #52

Josh Bilicki #52 Wisconsin Lighting Lab Ford MustangNewsponsor for 2021, black and yellow with designs and white accents. D+

Josh Bilicki #52 Jacob Companies Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, same as 2019 #51 design. B

RICK WARE RACING #53

Joey Gase #53 Page Construction Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, black, with green and teal stripe. B+

Garrett Smithley #53 Clix Wipers Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, white, black, and blue with a series of designs on sides. F

Garrett Smithley #53 Rich Mar Florist Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, black, blue and white with designs on sides. F

BEARD MOTORSPORTS #62

Noah Gragson #62 Beard Oil Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, same as 2020, but blue replaces yellow. A

MBM MOTORSPORTS #66

Timmy Hill #66 VSI Racing Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, red with black, red, and white designs. D-

Timmy Hill #66 CrashClaimsR.us Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, black with white and red curve. A

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS #77

Justin Haley #77 General Formulations, Royal Sovereign, and Mutoh America Chevy Camaro-New sponsors for 2021, blue fade to black, colored stripe, white bottom. C

Justin Haley #77 General Formulations, Royal Sovereign, and Mutoh America Chevy Camaro-New sponsors for 2021, blue fade to black, colored stripe, white bottom. C

Jamie McMurray #77 Advent Health Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2021, white with blue, yellow, and black stripes on sides. C

Justin Haley #77 AirMedCare Network Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, blue and white, with a series of stripes on sides. C

Justin Haley #77 Diamond Creek Water Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, blue with blue and white designs on sides. B

BJ MCLEOD MOTORSPORTS #78

BJ McLeod #78 NASCAR Heat 5 Collection Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2021, blue with green and black front, pattern fade to black rear. C

BJ McLeod #78 Diecast Kings Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, green front, black rear. A

Scott Heckert #78 Motorsport Games Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, red, black, and white with a series of designs. F

BJ McLeod #78 Traxion.gg/Motorsport Games Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, black with white and pink stripes, and various designs on sides. F

GAUNT BROTHERS RACING #96

Ty Dillon #96 Bass Pro Shops/Black Rifle Coffee Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2021, orange with black camo motif. F

Ty Dillon #96 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Toyota CamryNo change. B-

TRACKHOUSE RACING #99

Daniel Suarez #99 iFly Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, red, white, and blue with a series of curves across car. D-

Daniel Suarez #99 Pump It Up Party Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, white with blue, yellow, green, and black designs on sides. F

Daniel Suarez #99 K1 Speed Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, red and black with stripes. D-

Daniel Suarez #99 Commscope Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, black with multicolored designs on sides. F

Daniel Suarez #99 Camping World Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2021, blue with green designs on sides. B

Paint Scheme Grades-February 27, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Mobility Science Chevy Camaro-I like the smoother, sharper look this year’s car has, it’s a great scheme, and it gets an A.

Corey LaJoie #7 Netflix’s “The Crew” Chevy Camaro-I hate ugly, over designed messes, and this is as much of an ugly, over designed mess as any. F

Tyler Reddick #8 Cat Rental Store Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Chase Elliott #9 UniFirst Chevy Camaro-Getting rid of the dark green, and cleaning up the sides took a B- scheme to an A scheme.

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

Chase Briscoe #14 Ford Performance Racing School Ford Mustang-The removal of the black circle cleans up the car a lot, and the car looks great as such. A

William Bryon #24 Axalta Electrolight Color Chevy Camaro-My only complaint here is that the white is pointless, and the car would look better without it. A

Ryan Preece #37 Kroger/Coca-Cola Chevy Camaro-One thing I hate is when a car has two different designs on the front and rear. This is an example. Either of these designs would work by themselves, but together they are awful. F

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

Ross Chastain #42 McDonald’s Chevy Camaro-This is a great scheme! It’s smooth, perfectly designed, and is an amazing look. A

Erik Jones #43 Petty’s Garage Chevy Camaro-My only complaint here is that the white sections should be blue, with white lettering, which would be a much better look, still, this isn’t bad, so I’ll give this an A-.

Erik Jones #43 Tide Chevy Camaro-Get rid of the blue, and the dots, and this scheme would get an A, but with the dots, and the blue, this gets a B

Josh Bilicki #52 Jacob Companies Ford Mustang-Same scheme as 2019 #51 design, same B grade.

Garrett Smithley #53 Clix Wipers Chevy Camaro-I hate ugly, over designed messes, and this is as much of an ugly, over designed mess as any. F

Justin Haley #77 AirMedCare Network Chevy Camaro-I like the color scheme, but I hate the design scheme, so this gets a C

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

Scott Heckert #78 Motorsport Games Ford Mustang-I hate ugly, over designed messes, and this is as much of an ugly, over designed mess as any. F

Ty Dillon #96 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same B- grade.

Paint Scheme Tracker-February 24, 2021

By David G. Firestone

STARCOM RACING #00

Quin Houff #00 Mane ‘n Tail Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, new side elements added. F

CHIP GANASSI RACING #1

Kurt Busch #1 Monster Energy Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Kurt Busch #1 Gear Wrench Chevy CamaroNo change. B

Kurt Busch #1 Advent Health Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, blue, with yellow, black, and teal stripes. F

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Wurth Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Pirtek Ford MustangNo Change. F

Brad Keselowski #2 Autotrader Ford MustangNo change. D+

Brad Keselowski #2 Money Lion Ford MustangNo change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Keystone Light Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, blue with white mountains. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Dent Wizard Ford MustangNo change. F

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, black with orange stripes and roof. A

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Mobility Science Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2021, black with red and white cutting edge designs on sides. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, green with white and dark green stripes. B+

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Ford MustangNo Change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford MustangNo Change. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #5

Kyle Larson # 5 Nations Guard Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, black with green and white stripes. B+

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

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Meyer Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, redesign with a series of sublimated designs. F

Ryan Newman #6 Kohler Generators Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, black with blue and white waves on sides. B+

Ryan Newman #6 Guaranteed Rate Ford MustangNo change. C

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS #7

Corey LaJoie #7 Schluter Systems Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, white with orange waffle board to flame motif. A

Corey LaJoie #7 Youtheory Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, white with teal dots and black roof. B

Corey LaJoie #7 Netflix’s “The Crew” Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, black and green with a series of colored stripes, and designs. F

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #8

Tyler Reddick #8 Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, white with orange gradient, black bottom, and series of croissant designs on sides. F

Tyler Reddick #8 Lenovo Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2021, black and blue with waves on sides. A

Tyler Reddick #8 I Am Second Chevy CamaroNo change. F

Tyler Reddick #8 Cat Rental Store Chevy CamaroNo change. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #9

Chase Elliott #9 LLumar Window Film Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, white fade to green fade to red with sublimated designs. A

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, some stripes added to bottom. B

Chase Elliott #9 Kelly Blue Book Chevy CamaroNo change. C+

Chase Elliott #9 Hooters Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Chase Elliott #9 UniFirst Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, dark green is gone, car has cleaned up design. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #10

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods Ford MustangNo change. A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods 10th Anniversary Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2021, black with checkered flag motif. A

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 Offerpad Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2021, orange gradient to white. A

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2021, blue fade to green with white design on sides. C

TEAM PENSKE #12

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

Ryan Blaney #12 Dex Imaging Ford MustangNo change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Body Armor Ford MustangNo change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menards/Great Lakes Flooring Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, Menard’s template with light blue. C

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

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

MBM MOTORSPORTS #13

Garrett Smithley #13 Trophy Tractor Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, red and black with stone and tractor motif. F

STEWART HAAS RACING #14

Chase Briscoe #14 HighPoint Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, white with blue curves and stripes. A

Chase Briscoe #14 Ford Performance Racing School Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, black circle removed. A

RICK WARE RACING #15

Derrike Cope #15 Jacob Companies Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, much cleaner sides. A

KAULIG RACING #16

Kaz Grala #16 Hyper Ice Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, white with black cutting edge designs. A-

IROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford MustangNo change. A

Chris Buescher #17 Castrol Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, green with red and white accents. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota CamryNo change. F

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

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

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

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Reser’s Fine Foods Toyota CamryNo Change. A

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, light and dark blue with slight gradient. A-

Martin Truex Jr. #19 DeWalt Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2021, same as #20. A-

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Christopher Bell #20 Rheem Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, black with red and white stripes. A

Christopher Bell #20 DeWalt Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, yellow with a series of black stripes. A-

Christopher Bell #20 Irwin Tools Toyota CamryNo change. C

Christopher Bell #20 Stanley Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, yellow with red and black stripes. A

Christopher Bell #20 Craftsman Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, black and red with stripes and designs. C

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Motorcraft Ford MustangNo change. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Dutch Boy Ford MustangNo change. C

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 AAA Insurance Ford MustangNo change. D

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

Joey Logano #22 Auto Trader Ford MustangNo change. D+

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

Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Ford MustangNo change. A

23XI RACING #23

Bubba Wallace #23 DoorDash Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2021, red with black and white stripes on sides. A

Bubba Wallace #23 Root Insurance Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2021, black with red diagonal stripes. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, white with red flames and red and blue stripes. A

William Byron #24 Axalta Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, light and dark red with yellow, blue, and green stripes. D

William Bryon #24 Axalta Electrolight Color Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2021, white front, green stripes, black rear. A-

TEAM PENSKE #33

Austin Cindric #33 Verizon Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black with red and white stripes. A

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #34

Michael McDowell #34 Fr8 Auctions Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, white with black stripes and rear. A

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

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #36

David Ragan #36 Select Blinds Ford MustangNo change. B

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #37

Ryan Preece #37 Cottonelle Chevy CamaroNo change. C

Ryan Preece #37 Kroger/Coca-Cola Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, white with blue waves on front, red with white waves on rear. F

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #38

Anthony Alfredo #38 Speedy Cash Ford MustangNo change. A

Anthony Alfredo #38 Dude Wipes Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, black with white sides and stripes. B

Anthony Alfredo #38 The Pete Store Ford MustangNo change. C

STEWART HAAS RACING #41

Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2021, gray with black and red cutting edge designs. B

Cole Custer #41 Dixie Vodka Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, white and blue with wood motif. A

CHIP GANASSI RACING #42

Ross Chastain #42 Clover Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Ross Chastain #42 McDonald’s Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, white removed, and sides are cleaned up. A

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Erik Jones #43 RP Funding Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, blue with white stripes. A

Erik Jones #43 Armor All Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, orange with black accents. A-

Erik Jones #43 Petty’s Garage Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, blue and white wth some designs. A-

Erik Jones #43 Tide Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, orange front, yellow stripe, white rear, with blue accents. B

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/NOS Energy Drink Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2021, blue and white front, blue and orange rear. F

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, black, blue, and pink with a series of cutting edge designs on sides. F

RICK WARE RACING #51

Cody Ware #51 Nurtec ODT Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, blue with multicolored stripe. A

RICK WARE RACING #52

Josh Bilicki #52 Wisconsin Lighting Lab Ford MustangNewsponsor for 2021, black and yellow with designs and white accents. D+

Josh Bilicki #52 Jacob Companies Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, same as 2019 #51 design. B

RICK WARE RACING #53

Joey Gase #53 Page Construction Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, black, with green and teal stripe. B+

Garrett Smithley #53 Clix Wipers Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, white, black, and blue with a series of designs on sides. F

BEARD MOTORSPORTS #62

Noah Gragson #62 Beard Oil Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, same as 2020, but blue replaces yellow. A

MBM MOTORSPORTS #66

Timmy Hill #66 VSI Racing Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, red with black, red, and white designs. D-

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS #77

Justin Haley #77 General Formulations, Royal Sovereign, and Mutoh America Chevy Camaro-New sponsors for 2021, blue fade to black, colored stripe, white bottom. C

Justin Haley #77 General Formulations, Royal Sovereign, and Mutoh America Chevy Camaro-New sponsors for 2021, blue fade to black, colored stripe, white bottom. C

Jamie McMurray #77 Advent Health Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2021, white with blue, yellow, and black stripes on sides. C

Justin Haley #77 AirMedCare Network Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, blue and white, with a series of stripes on sides. C

BJ MCLEOD MOTORSPORTS #78

BJ McLeod #78 NASCAR Heat 5 Collection Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2021, blue with green and black front, pattern fade to black rear. C

BJ McLeod #78 Diecast Kings Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, green front, black rear. A

Scott Heckert #78 Motorsport Games Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, red, black, and white with a series of designs. F

GAUNT BROTHERS RACING #96

Ty Dillon #96 Bass Pro Shops/Black Rifle Coffee Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2021, orange with black camo motif. F

Ty Dillon #96 Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Toyota CamryNo change. B-

TRACKHOUSE RACING #99

Daniel Suarez #99 iFly Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, red, white, and blue with a series of curves across car. D-

Daniel Suarez #99 Pump It Up Party Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, white with blue, yellow, green, and black designs on sides. F

Daniel Suarez #99 K1 Speed Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, red and black with stripes. D-

Daniel Suarez #99 Commscope Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, black with multicolored designs on sides. F

Paint Scheme Tracker-February 17, 2021

By David G. Firestone

STARCOM RACING #00

Quin Houff #00 Mane ‘n Tail Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, new side elements added. F

CHIP GANASSI RACING #1

Kurt Busch #1 Monster Energy Chevy CamaroNo change. A

Kurt Busch #1 Gear Wrench Chevy CamaroNo change. B

Kurt Busch #1 Advent Health Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, blue, with yellow, black, and teal stripes. F

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Wurth Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Pirtek Ford MustangNo Change. F

Brad Keselowski #2 Autotrader Ford MustangNo change. D+

Brad Keselowski #2 Money Lion Ford MustangNo change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Keystone Light Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, blue with white mountains. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Dent Wizard Ford MustangNo change. F

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, black with orange stripes and roof. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, green with white and dark green stripes. B+

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Ford MustangNo Change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford MustangNo Change. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #5

Kyle Larson # 5 Nations Guard Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, black with green and white stripes. B+

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

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Meyer Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, redesign with a series of sublimated designs. F

Ryan Newman #6 Kohler Generators Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, black with blue and white waves on sides. B+

Ryan Newman #6 Guaranteed Rate Ford MustangNo change. C

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS #7

Corey LaJoie #7 Schluter Systems Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, white with orange waffle board to flame motif. A

Corey LaJoie #7 Youtheory Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, white with teal dots and black roof. B

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #8

Tyler Reddick #8 Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, white with orange gradient, black bottom, and series of croissant designs on sides. F

Tyler Reddick #8 Lenovo Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2021, black and blue with waves on sides. A

Tyler Reddick #8 I Am Second Chevy CamaroNo change. F

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #9

Chase Elliott #9 LLumar Window Film Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, white fade to green fade to red with sublimated designs. A

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, some stripes added to bottom. B

Chase Elliott #9 Kelly Blue Book Chevy CamaroNo change. C+

Chase Elliott #9 Hooters Chevy CamaroNo change. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #10

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods Ford MustangNo change. A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods 10th Anniversary Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2021, black with checkered flag motif. A

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 Offerpad Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2021, orange gradient to white. A

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2021, blue fade to green with white design on sides. C

TEAM PENSKE #12

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

Ryan Blaney #12 Dex Imaging Ford MustangNo change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Body Armor Ford MustangNo change. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Menards/Great Lakes Flooring Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, Menard’s template with light blue. C

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

MBM MOTORSPORTS #13

Garrett Smithley #13 Trophy Tractor Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, red and black with stone and tractor motif. F

STEWART HAAS RACING #14

Chase Briscoe #14 HighPoint Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, white with blue curves and stripes. A

RICK WARE RACING #15

Derrike Cope #15 Jacob Companies Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, much cleaner sides. A

KAULIG RACING #16

Kaz Grala #16 Hyper Ice Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, white with black cutting edge designs. A-

IROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford MustangNo change. A

Chris Buescher #17 Castrol Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, green with red and white accents. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota CamryNo change. F

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

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

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

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Reser’s Fine Foods Toyota CamryNo Change. A

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, light and dark blue with slight gradient. A-

Martin Truex Jr. #19 DeWalt Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2021, same as #20. A-

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Christopher Bell #20 Rheem Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, black with red and white stripes. A

Christopher Bell #20 DeWalt Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, yellow with a series of black stripes. A-

Christopher Bell #20 Irwin Tools Toyota CamryNo change. C

Christopher Bell #20 Stanley Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, yellow with red and black stripes. A

Christopher Bell #20 Craftsman Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, black and red with stripes and designs. C

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Motorcraft Ford MustangNo change. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Dutch Boy Ford MustangNo change. C

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 AAA Insurance Ford MustangNo change. D

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

Joey Logano #22 Auto Trader Ford MustangNo change. D+

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

Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Ford MustangNo change. A

23XI RACING #23

Bubba Wallace #23 DoorDash Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2021, red with black and white stripes on sides. A

Bubba Wallace #23 Root Insurance Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2021, black with red diagonal stripes. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, white with red flames and red and blue stripes. A

William Byron #24 Axalta Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, light and dark red with yellow, blue, and green stripes. D

TEAM PENSKE #33

Austin Cindric #33 Verizon Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, black with red and white stripes. A

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #34

Michael McDowell #34 Fr8 Auctions Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, white with black stripes and rear. A

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

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #36

David Ragan #36 Select Blinds Ford MustangNo change. B

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #37

Ryan Preece #37 Cottonelle Chevy CamaroNo change. C

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #38

Anthony Alfredo #38 Speedy Cash Ford MustangNo change. A

Anthony Alfredo #38 Dude Wipes Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, black with white sides and stripes. B

STEWART HAAS RACING #41

Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2021, gray with black and red cutting edge designs. B

Cole Custer #41 Dixie Vodka Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, white and blue with wood motif. A

CHIP GANASSI RACING #42

Ross Chastain #42 Clover Chevy CamaroNo change. A

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Erik Jones #43 RP Funding Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, blue with white stripes. A

Erik Jones #43 Armor All Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, orange with black accents. A-

JTG DAUGHERTY RACING #47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/NOS Energy Drink Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2021, blue and white front, blue and orange rear. F

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, black, blue, and pink with a series of cutting edge designs on sides. F

RICK WARE RACING #51

Cody Ware #51 Nurtec ODT Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, blue with multicolored stripe. A

RICK WARE RACING #52

Josh Bilicki #52 Wisconsin Lighting Lab Ford MustangNewsponsor for 2021, black and yellow with designs and white accents. D+

RICK WARE RACING #53

Joey Gase #53 Page Construction Ford MustangNew scheme for 2021, black, with green and teal stripe. B+

BEARD MOTORSPORTS #62

Noah Gragson #62 Beard Oil Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2021, same as 2020, but blue replaces yellow. A

MBM MOTORSPORTS #66

Timmy Hill #66 VSI Racing Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2021, red with black, red, and white designs. D-

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS #77

Justin Haley #77 General Formulations, Royal Sovereign, and Mutoh America Chevy Camaro-New sponsors for 2021, blue fade to black, colored stripe, white bottom. C

Justin Haley #77 General Formulations, Royal Sovereign, and Mutoh America Chevy Camaro-New sponsors for 2021, blue fade to black, colored stripe, white bottom. C

Jamie McMurray #77 Advent Health Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2021, white with blue, yellow, and black stripes on sides. C

BJ MCLEOD MOTORSPORTS #78

BJ McLeod #78 NASCAR Heat 5 Collection Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2021, blue with green and black front, pattern fade to black rear. C

GAUNT BROTHERS RACING #96

Ty Dillon #96 Bass Pro Shops/Black Rifle Coffee Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2021, orange with black camo motif. F

TRACKHOUSE RACING #99

Daniel Suarez #99 iFly Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, red, white, and blue with a series of curves across car. D-

Daniel Suarez #99 Pump It Up Party Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, white with blue, yellow, green, and black designs on sides. F

Daniel Suarez #99 K1 Speed Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, red and black with stripes. D-

Daniel Suarez #99 Commscope Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2021, black with multicolored designs on sides. F

Paint Scheme Grades-February 13, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Mane ‘n Tail Chevy Camaro-Another example of a scheme not improving with new design elements. F

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road Chevy Camaro-It’s a very simple, yet bold look. It’s not over designed, and has a good color scheme. A

Kyle Larson # 5 Nations Guard Chevy Camaro-The large white section is pointless, and visually distracting. Without that, it would earn an A, but this scheme earns a B+

Ryan Newman #6 Guaranteed Rate Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same C grade.

Tyler Reddick #8 Lenovo Chevy Camaro-I like the design, it works well, the waves look good. The color scheme works well too, so I give it an A.

Tyler Reddick #8 I Am Second Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same F grade.

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods 10th Anniversary Ford Mustang-I like the checkered flag motif, and the car as a whole has a great look. A

Denny Hamlin #11 Offerpad Toyota Camry-A good gradient works well, and the color scheme is great, so this gets an A.

Ryan Blaney #12 Menards/Great Lakes Flooring Ford Mustang-The light blue really doesn’t work here. Darker blue would work better. This get a C

Derrike Cope #15 Jacob Companies Chevy Camaro-This is a great look! The minimal amount of red works, and the side design is great. This gets an A.

Chris Buescher #17 Castrol Ford Mustang-I’m not the biggest fan of green on race cars, but this works very well. This is a good design, and it gets an A.

Martin Truex Jr. #19 DeWalt Toyota Camry-Same scheme as #20, same A- grade.

Bubba Wallace #23 Root Insurance Toyota Camry-The color scheme works well, and the design scheme works well, so this gets an A.

Anthony Alfredo #38 Dude Wipes Ford Mustang-The blue should be one of the primary colors, instead of the stripes. Speaking of, I think the stripes are useless, and visually distracting. But it’s not bad, so I’ll give it a B.

Erik Jones #43 Armor All Chevy Camaro-If the black areas were a stripe, I would give this a solid A. I don’t like that part, but it still gets an A-

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/NOS Energy Drink Chevy Camaro-While I do like the color scheme, this is way too over designed, and it’s just not good. F

Josh Bilicki #52 Wisconsin Lighting Lab Ford Mustang-The white is completely pointless here. The car is somewhat over designed. The color scheme is good, so I’ll give it a D+

Noah Gragson #62 Beard Oil Chevy Camaro-Nothing wrong with updated scheme. It looks great. A

Justin Haley #77 General Formulations, Royal Sovereign, and Mutoh America Chevy Camaro-This is a scheme where nothing is really right, and nothing is really wrong. The good and the bad cancel each other out, so this gets a C.

Justin Haley #77 Mutoh America and Royal Sovereign and General Formulations Chevy Camaro-Same basic scheme as previous, same C grade.

BJ McLeod #78 NASCAR Heat 5 Collection Chevy Camaro-Another example of a scheme with nothing really wrong, and nothing really right. This is just a meh scheme, and it gets a C

Ty Dillon #96 Bass Pro Shops/Black Rifle Coffee Toyota Camry-This is just bad. Camo is bad on the sides of race cars, and the orange and yellow doesn’t work. This gets an F.

Daniel Suarez #99 Commscope Toyota Camry-It’s a bad scheme with a worse color scheme. This gets an F.

Paint Scheme Grades-September 12, 2020

By David G. Firestone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grading The 2020 Throwbacks!

By David G. Firestone

Well, the throwback race is officially behind us, so I’m going to grade all of the throwback schemes. As per the norm, the #1 scheme will win the Schemie for Best Throwback. Without further ado, let’s get started!

1-Ross Chastain #77 Dirty Mo Media Throwback Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, based on Dale Earnhardt’s 1976 Hy-Gain Chevy Malibu. A

2-Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, based on Junior Johnson’s #3 Holly Farms Chevy. A

3-Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Cash App Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, based on D.K. Ulrich’s #6 scheme Richard Petty ran at the 1986 Coca-Cola 600. A

4-Josh Bilicki #7 Insurance King Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, based on Tommy Baldwin Sr.’s modified car. A

5-Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, based on Cale Yarborough’s 1973 Chevy Laguna. A

6-Matt DiBenedetto #21 Motorcraft Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, based on The Wood Brothers’ 1963 Ford Galaxie. A

7-Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, based on Curtis Turner’s 1965 Ford Galaxie. A

8-Joey Gase #51 Jacob Companies Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, based on Stroker Ace’s car from Stroker Ace. A

9-Timmy Hill #66 RoofClaim.com Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, based on Phil Parsons’ 1984 Skoal Bandit. A

10-James Davison #53 Signing Day Sports Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, based on Tom Sneva’s 1983 Chevy. A

11-Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, based on Bobby Allison’s 1985 Miller Lite scheme. A

12-Brennan Poole #15 Remember Everyone Deployed Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, based on Ricky Rudd’s 1985 Ford Thunderbird. A

13-Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, based on Elliot Sadler’s 2004 Ford Taurus. A

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

15-Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, based on 1997 Busch beer can design. A

16-John Hunter Nemechek #38 Citgard Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, based on Elliot Sadler’s Citgo scheme from 1999-2000. A

17-Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, based on Martin’s 2004 Xfinity Series car. A

18-Tyler Reddick #8 Cat Power Throwback Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, Jeff Burton’s 1994 Rookie of the Year Rabestos Ford Thunderbird. A

19-William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, based on Jimmie Johnson’s 2013 All-Star Scheme. A

20-Daniel Suarez #96 ARRIS Throwback Toyota CamryNew sponsor for 2020, based on Suarez’s 2018 ARRIS Camry. A

21-Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, based on Paul Menard and his 2003 ARCA victory at Talladega. A-

22-Brad Keselowski #2 Discount Tire Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, based on Brad’s 2010 Discount Tire Championship winning Ford . A-

23-Ty Dillon #13 GEICO Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, based on Todd Bodine’s 2010 Truck Series Championship winning Toyota Tundra. B+

24-Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Meyer Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, honoring his 1999 USAC Silver Crown Series Championship. B+

25-Quin Houff #00 Throwback Permatex Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, black with spiral on hood, and beach motif on sides. B

26-Erik Jones #20 SportClips Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, Tony Stewart’s 2005 Martinsville Home Depot scheme. B

27-Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, based on Jimmie Johnson’s 2009 Championship scheme. C

28-Alex Bowman #88 Truck Hero/Chevy Group Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, honors Jimmie Johnson’s 2006 championship season. C

29-Christopher Bell #95 JBL Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2020, based on Bell’s 2017 Truck Series Championship JBL scheme. F

30-JJ Yeley #27 Jacob Companies Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, based on Kenny Irwin’s 1997 Nerf Ford Thunderbird. F

Next week, some dirt track memorabilia!

Paint Scheme Grades-March 14, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Permatex Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A- grade.

Quin Houff #00 Ashurst American Honey Chevy Camaro-An over designed mess with a mediocre color scheme will always earn an F

Tyler Reddick #8 Caterpillar MinExpo 2020 Chevy Camaro-I like this, it’s bold, not over done, and has a great color scheme. A

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Freight Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same B+ grade.

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

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

Kyle Busch #18 SportClips Toyota Camry-Same scheme as #20, same C- grade.

Erik Jones #20 Reser’s Fine Foods Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Erik Jones #20 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry-Same scheme as #18, same F grade.

Corey LaJoie #32 MotorTrend Ford Mustang-I love the color scheme here, but the car is over designed. I think toning down the red would work better. Still, it isn’t horrible so I’ll give it a C-.

Chris Buescher #37 Velveeta Chevy Camaro-Like many great recipes, adding the extra cheese really didn’t hurt. This looks good, so I’ll give it an A.

John Hunter Nemechek #38 MDS Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B+ grade.

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Mystik Lubricants Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B+ grade.

BJ McCleod #51 Jacob Companies Chevy Camaro-This new look is much cleaner, but is still bold, and has a great color scheme. A

JJ Yeley #52 Window World Chevy Camaro-This is a great look, and I can’t say anything bad about it. A

JJ Yeley #52 Jacob Companies Ford Mustang-A smooth look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Joey Gase #53 One Legacy Ford Mustang-I think that this is over designed, and the color scheme doesn’t help. This doesn’t look good, and gets an F.

Timmy Hill #66 Pit Boss Grills Toyota Camry-This is a great look, and I can’t say anything bad about it. A

Daniel Suarez #96 Commscope Toyota CamryA smooth look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.