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-March 16, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Austin Dillon #3 BetMGM Chevy Camaro-I love the color scheme, the shades of gold and red really worked. I hate the design scheme, it’s awful. The two cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

Ryan Newman #6 Wyndham Rewards Ford Mustang-Toning down the designs might get this car to an A, but with the designs, this gets an A-.

Corey LaJoie #7 Built Bar Chevy Camaro-I’m really tired of seeing Corey LaJoie’s face on his hood. From this point onwards, anytime a driver puts his face on the hood, it’s an automatic F.

Tyler Reddick #8 Quartz Hill Records Chevy Camaro-My only complaint here is that there are too many stripes. A-

Tyler Reddick #8 BetMGM Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as #3, same C grade.

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfiled Power Bites Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Aric Almirola #10 Pit Boss Grills Ford Mustang-The silver side design needs to go. Without the silver side design, this gets an A. With it, this gets a C.

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

Joey Gase #15 NV Donor Chevy Camaro-The designs aren’t really needed here, otherwise this would get an A. A-

Kyle Busch #18 Ethel M Chocolates Toyota Camry-Gray with chocolate will always work very well. Plus the car isn’t over designed, so it gets an A.

Bubba Wallace # 23 Columbia Sportswear Chevy Camaro-The blue works, the camo doesn’t, and they cancel this out, so this gets a C.

Ryan Preece #37 Natural Light Seltzer Chevy Camaro-The color scheme and fade work perfectly, and the designs work too. This gets an A.

Erik Jones #43 Medallion Bank Chevy Camaro-Another example of a good color scheme being countered with an awful design scheme. They cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger Chevy Camaro-Even a plain Kroger scheme doesn’t get a better grade. This is just a meh template. C

Alex Bowman #48 Ally/Best Friends Animal Society Chevy Camaro-I love the fade, but the color scheme makes me sick. They cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

Josh Bilicki #52 Dollar Loan Center Ford Mustang-A good color scheme, and a good design scheme will always earn an A.

Garrett Smithley #53 Trophy Tractor Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2021, same as #15. F

Same scheme as #15, same F grade.

Timmy Hill #66 Ford Mustang-A smooth look, with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Timmy Hill #66 LasVegas.net Ford Mustang-A smooth look, with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Justin Haley, #77 Nations Guard Toyota Camry-I like the dark blue, that’s the only good thing I can say. I hate the design, I hate the shades of green and pink, and I think the car would look worse without the black. D

BJ McLeod #78 Surface Sunscreen Ford Mustang-I love the blue, I love the water motif, I can’t say anything bad about this scheme. A

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 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 Grades-February 20, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Kurt Busch #1 Advent Health Chevy Camaro-It’s an ugly, over designed mess, and the color scheme is awful. I give this an F.

Kyle Larson #5 Hendrickcars.com Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Toyota Camry-I don’t like the off-center design on the sides, but I do like the overall design as well as the fade. The good and the bad cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

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

Garrett Smithley #13 Trophy Tractor Ford Mustang-Not even a good color scheme can save this disaster from an F grade. This might be one of the worst schemes I have ever seen.

Kaz Grala #16 Hyper Ice Chevy Camaro-I think that the black is over designed a bit, but it isn’t terrible. This gets an A-

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

David Ragan #36 Select Blinds Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B grade.

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

Ross Chastain #42 Clover Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Cody Ware #51 Nurtec ODT Chevy Camaro-I love the fade of the stripe, and the blue is really good too. The car has a smooth and bold scheme, and this gets an A.

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

I don’t like the shade of green used, it needs to be darker. Also, the teal is needless. Still, it’s a decent scheme, so it gets a B+

Timmy Hill #66 VSI Racing Ford Mustang-The only thing keeping this scheme above an F grade is the color scheme. Other than that, this is an F scheme.

Jamie McMurray #77 Advent Health Chevy Camaro-A good color scheme balanced by a bad color scheme will always earn a C.

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

The Final Paint Scheme Grades of 2020-November 14, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 UNITS Moving and Portable Storage Chevy Camaro-This design is over designed a bit. It’s not horrible, and it has a good color scheme. I’ll give it an B+.

Brad Keselowski #2 Wabash National/Thank A Trucker Ford Mustang-Same scheme as Wabash National, same A grade.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light #FACEATTHERACE Ford Mustang-It’s a really good scheme, and the car has a really good look. A

Garrett Smithley #7 Victory Lane Quick Oil Change/Kendall Oil Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as #53, same F grade.

Tyler Reddick #8 Chevrolet Accessories Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2020, yellow door numbers in honor of Jimmie Johnson. B-

The yellow door numbers are a downgrade, and they take a B+ scheme down to a B-.

Aric Almirola #10 Go Bowling Throwback Ford Mustang-It’s a great looking throwback, and I love the door numbers. A

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

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

Clint Bowyer #14 Clint Bowyer Tribute Ford Mustang-The wood grain motif works well, and the car has a great look. This is a great scheme, and it gets an A.

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford Mustang-This is a massive upgrade from previous schemes. This looks great, the car looks smooth, and the scheme gets an A.

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

Joey Logano #22 PPG Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #2, same A grade.

JJ Yeley #27 Figgers Wireless Ford Mustang-Another case of a bad design scheme with a great color scheme. They cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

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

JJ Yeley #27 Red Rock Secured Ford Mustang-I don’t like the white hood here. I think it is visually distracting. I give this an A-

Corey LaJoie #32 Keen Parts/Corvette Parts Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B+ grade.

Michael McDowell #34 Fr8 Auctions Ford Mustang-Even a great color scheme can’t save this over designed mess from getting an F.

Chris Buescher #37 Kroger Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as #47, same A grade.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger Chevy Camaro-I like the new look. This is a much smoother look, and the car looks great. A

Jimmie Johnson #48 Ally Financial Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Jimmie Johnson #48 Ally Financial Chevy Camaro-Silver is such an improvement here. The Ally scheme works well with silver, and the car earns an A.

Jimmie Johnson #48 Ally Financial Throwback Chevy Camaro-The Richard Petty motif would work, the Dale Earnhardt motif would work, the two together just look odd. Add in the odd door numbers, and I will give it a C.

Joey Gase #51 Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Joey Gase #51 Donate Life Texas Ford Mustang-Same scheme as Donate Life Virginia, same F grade.

Joey Gase #51 PageKC Ford Mustang-Same scheme as Page Construction, same B grade.

James Davison #53 Virginia International Raceway Ford Mustang-Another case of a bad design scheme with a great color scheme. They cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

Joey Gase #53 Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

James Davison #53 Hopegivers International Ford Mustang-Another example of a scheme with nothing wrong, and nothing right. It’s just meh, and gets a C.

Timmy Hill #66 CrashClaimsR.us Toyota Camry-Same scheme as Pit Boss Grills, same A grade.

Garrett Smithley #77 DECK Leadership Chevy Camaro-The scheme is way too over designed, and the red is pointless. The scheme has a decent color scheme, and isn’t horrifically over designed, so I’ll give it a B-

Alex Bowman #88 ChevyGoods.com Chevy Camaro-Same as Adam’s Polishes, same A grade.

Alex Bowman #88 Truck Hero/Chevy Group Chevy Camaro-The clashing yellow door numbers are a downgrade, and they take a A scheme down to a B+.

Daniel Suarez #96 T-Ten Toyota Camry-Same scheme as Toyota, same B- grade.

Paint Scheme Grades-November 7, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Josh Bilicki #7 Junction Fuels Chevy Camaro-Camo does not, has never, and never will look good on the side of a race car, and this is more proof. F

Josh Bilicki #7 Insurance King/Wounded Blue Chevy Camaro-The police car motif works well, the car is well designed, and I give this an A.

Tyler Reddick #8 Motor Trend Chevy Camaro-Another example of a great color scheme being countered with a bad color scheme. This gets a C.

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Shipathon Toyota Camry-I like the bow look, it looks good, and the rest of the car has a great look too. It’s much better than regular FedEx, and it gets an A.

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

Ty Dillon #13 GEICO Stir Up Savings Chevy Camaro-I think the shade of green can be adjusted, but it’s still a solid Halloween motif, and it earns an A.

Kyle Busch #18 Skittles Zombie Toyota Camry-I rarely, if ever complain about a scheme being under designed, but I think there could have been more focus on the dirt and zombies. Also, why no zombie M&M characters? Still, this isn’t bad, and it gets an A-

JJ Yeley #27 Fat Boy Ice Cream Chevy Camaro-Very smooth look, and it has a great color scheme. This gets an A.

Corey LaJoie #32 Keen Parts/Corvette Parts Ford Mustang-This might be the best Halloween motif I’ve seen in a while. Smooth, not over designed, and great color scheme all combine to earn an A.

Michael McDowell #34 CarParts.com Ford Mustang-It’s horribly over designed, and the colors don’t do it any favors. This gets an F.

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 DoorDash Vote Chevy Camaro-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Chad Finchum #49 Octane Mania/Sharelife Vacations Toyota Camry-Same scheme as #66, same A grade.

Joey Gase #51 Donate Life Texas Ford Mustang-Same scheme as Donate Life Virginia, same F grade.

Timmy Hill #66 Dreamworks Motorsports Toyota Camry-It’s far too over designed, and the car has a very cluttered look. F

Alex Bowman #88 Planters Chevy Camaro-The look here is really good, and the car is well designed. A

Christopher Bell #95 Procore Toyota Camry-I never really liked this scheme back then, and I don’t really like it now. It’s not awful, but not great. It gets a C.

Daniel Suarez #96 The NASCAR Foundation Toyota Camry-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Daniel Suarez #96 Peacock Toyota Camry-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Paint Scheme Grades-October 10, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Ryan Newman #6 Guaranteed Rate Ford Mustang-Pinkwashing is an automatic F.

Tyler Reddick #8 Cat Next Gen Dozers Chevy Camaro-I like this scheme. The patriotic motif works, and the car has a great look. A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfiled Power Bites Ford Mustang-This is a really good look. I like the white and orange stripes. It’s a good look, and it gets an A.

Ty Dillon #13 GEICO For Your RV Chevy Camaro-The tree motif works well, and the car has a great look. The color scheme is good, and I give this an A.

Clint Bowyer #14 Rush Truck Centers/BlueDEF Ford Mustang-The Rush design, and the BlueDEF logo don’t work together. They work well by themselves, but together they just don’t work. I’ll give this a C.

Chris Buescher #17 Sunny D Pink Ford Mustang-Pinkwashing is an automatic F.

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menards/Tuscany Ford Mustang-It’s the same design as Dutch Boy, so it gets the same C grade.

William Byron #24 Hendrickcars.com Chevy Camaro-I like this scheme. The patriotic motif works, and the car has a great look. A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger Pink Chevy Camaro-Pinkwashing is an automatic F.

Joey Gase #51 JIMCO Windows & Doors Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme, and that always earn an A.

James Davison #53 America’s Best Value Inns Chevy Camaro-Pinkwashing is an automatic F.

Timmy Hill #66 Trump 2020 Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #32, same C grade.

Justin Haley #77 Parts Plus Chevy Camaro-I don’t like a lot of the colors here, and I think that the design is over done. I’ll give this a C.

Alex Bowman #88 Valvoline Chevy Camaro-A great throwback with a great look will ALWAYS earn an A.

Paint Scheme Grades-October 3, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Austin Dillon #3 DOWFROST Chevy Camaro-I like the frost motif here, and I think the car has a great overall look. A

Josh Bilicki #7 Insurance King Chevy Camaro-Not a bad scheme at all.  The design looks good, and the color is good. A

Tyler Reddick #8 Cat Mining Chevy Camaro-This scheme has a great color scheme, and it has a great design scheme, so it gets an A.

Aric Almirola #10 HighPoint.com Ford Mustang-My only complaint is that the white and black thin stripes aren’t really needed, and the car would look smoother as a result. A-

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

Corey LaJoie #32 OneNation Coffee Ford Mustang-Metallic silver works really well here, and the smooth design looks really good. A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Hungry Jack Chevy Camaro-You can’t go wrong with pancakes on the rear, and the rest of the car has a good look, so I’ll give this an A.

Jimmie Johnson #48 Ally Financial Chevy Camaro-Teal and black is not a great combo, and the blue doesn’t work either. I would like the design a lot more if it wasn’t attached to this scheme. C

Chad Finchum #49 LasVegas.net Toyota Camry-Same scheme as #66, same A grade.

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

Josh Bilicki #53 Dollar Loan Center Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Daniel Suarez #96 Team USA Toyota Camry-I don’t like patriotic motifs that don’t fully use colors. If the silver was replaced by red, this would work a lot better. This gets a C.