Paint Scheme Grades-October 1, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Ross Chastain #1 Renu Chevy Camaro-The white version of this scheme is worse than the black version! F

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford Mustang-Red is a better look than green with this scheme, and it goes from a B+ to an A.

Corey LaJoie #7 Shelton Energy Solutions Chevy Camaro-No real change one way or the other from the #77. B+

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

Chase Briscoe #14 Rush’s Truck Stops Pink Ford Mustang-Pinkwashing is an automatic F.

Landon Cassill #77 WearMe Chevy Camaro-The green should be a few shades darker, otherwise this get an A.

Daniel Suárez #99 Minute Maid Auguas Frescas Chevy Camaro-I’m not sure of this is pinkwashing, but I do know it’s an ugly, over designed mess of a scheme. F

Paint Scheme Grades-August 6, 2022

By David G. Firestone

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

Austin Dillon #3 BetMGM Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as #8, same C grade.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Apple Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Corey LaJoie #7 Built Bar Patriotic Chevy Camaro-The new color scheme doesn’t work well with the design scheme, and it takes an A scheme down to a B+

Corey LaJoie #7 Peacock/WWE SummerSlam Chevy Camaro-I think it’s a bit too over designed, but it does have a good color scheme. A

Corey LaJoie #7 RAZE Energy Chevy Camaro-The purple is actually worse than the pink. F

Tyler Reddick #8 3Chi Chevy Camaro-I like the green and black look, and the gold numbers and letters work too. It isn’t over designed, so this gets an A.

Tyler Reddick #8 Alsco Uniforms Chevy Camaro-The color scheme works, the design scheme works, and the two work well together. A

Aric Almirola #10 Haas Automation Ford Mustang-This is a horrible, over designed mess. Not even a good color scheme could save this, and this has too many colors to work well. F

Aric Almirola #10 Ford Pro Ford Mustang-The addition of white and some designs takes the Ford scheme down to a C from a B.

Aric Almirola #10 Mobil1/Gearwrench Ford Mustang-The two styles are so contrasting, that they look horrid as a combination. This looks so bad, they get an F.

Denny Hamlin #11 Coca-Cola Toyota Camry-The white stripe is a bit over done, but the rest of the scheme looks great! A-

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

Ryan Blaney #12 Menards/Moen Ford MustangSame scheme as last year, same A grade.

JJ Yeley #15 Ford Mustang-Get rid of the side stripes, and black, and this would be an A scheme. This however gets a B.

Garrett Smithley #15 True Brands Ford Mustang-Pinkwashing is an automatic F.

Joey Hand #15 Ford Pro Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #10, same C grade

JJ Yeley #15 Adirondack Tree Surgeons Ford Mustang-This scheme works much better than the blank version. A

JJ Yeley #15 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Patriotic Ford Mustang-This is a downgrade, due to the needless designs added. B

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford Mustang-I like the smooth look, it isn’t over designed, and that earns an A.

Kyle Busch #18 Pedigree Toyota Camry-You really can’t go wrong with more dogs. A

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

Kyle Busch #18 M&Ms Peanut Butter Toyota Camry-Red works just as well as green. A

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry-Same scheme as #18, same F grade.

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

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto-Owners Insurance/Sherry Strong Toyota Camry-The addition of more colors does give the car a more cluttered look, so it goes from A- down to B.

Christopher Bell #20 CRAFTSMAN Racing for a Miracle Toyota Camry-It’s a smooth look, the motif works, and it isn’t over designed. A

Joey Logano #22 Verizon Frontline Ford Mustang-Great look, great design, great color scheme, and that always earn an A.

Bubba Wallace #23 Root Insurance Toyota Camry-Much better look than before, great design, and this works well. A

Bubba Wallace #23 Columbia Sportswear Patriotic Toyota Camry-This would be an A scheme, were it not for the fish…why fish? It’s still decent, so this gets a B

Bubba Wallace #23 Draft Kings Toyota Camry-This is not a great design, and the color scheme looks awful, especially with the black background. F

Bubba Wallace #23 Embrace Home Loans Toyota Camry-Great look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

William Byron #24 Acronis Chevy Camaro-I like the color schemes, the two blues work well, and this gets an A.

Daniil Kyvat #26 Hezeberg Systems Toyota Camry-To call this a horrible, ugly, over designed disaster would be a masterpiece of understatement. This is awful, and it gets an F.

Michael McDowell #34 FloRacing Ford Mustang-I like the look, and I like the color scheme. This works. A

Todd Gilliland #38 A&W Restaurants Ford Mustang-Keeping the old Front Row template would have worked better, but this isn’t bad. I do hate the design on the rear. B+

Todd Gilliland #38 YANMAR Ford Mustang-It looks good, and has a great color scheme. A

Ty Dillon #42 Big Dog Energy Chevy Camaro-The front works, the rear doesn’t, this gets a C.

Kurt Busch #45 McDonald’s Toyota Camry-I like the two McDonald’s look, but the black Monster Energy design is out of place, and makes the scheme look odd. All things considered, this gets a D.

Kurt Busch #45 SiriusXM Toyota Camry-Toning down the blue would have really worked, it looks a little cluttered, but it’s not bad, so I’ll give it a B

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/Entenmann’s Donuts Chevy Camaro-There isn’t anything wrong here, but nothing really right either. C

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Pick’n Save/ Velveeta Chevy Camaro-I like this look, it works well, and this gets an A.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/BallPark Chevy Camaro-It’s amazing how cleaning up the sides makes the car look so much better! A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/Minute Rice Chevy Camaro-It’s a very similar look to Ball Park, which is a great thing, since Ball Park is an A scheme. A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 SweetLeaf Chevy Camaro-Again, it’s amazing how cleaning up the sides makes the car look so much better! A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr #47 Kroger/GO-GURT Chevy Camaro-I hate the spiral, I hate the shade of green, I hate the pink splots, this is awful! F

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Music City Chevy Camaro-Not only are the stripes over designed, but the color scheme is so awful, it makes my eyes bleed. F

Alex Bowman #48 DC Comics/Ally Chevy Camaro-It’s almost as bad as Interstate Batteries, but I like the shade of blue, so this gets a D-

Cody Ware #51 Nurtec ODT Military Salutes Ford Mustang-It’s a solid scheme, with a great look, so this gets an A.

Kyle Tilley #78 Patriot Military Family Foundation Ford Mustang-The color scheme is good, but the scheme is over designed. They cancel each other out, and this gets a C.

B.J. McLeod #78 NASCAR Ignition Ford Mustang-NThis scheme isn’t helped with the addition of green, so the same F is graded.

B.J. McLeod #78 My Mochi Ice Cream Ford Mustang-t’s smooth, and has a great design, but it also has one of the worst shades of purple I have ever seen on the side of a race car. This takes it from an A down to a B.

Josh Williams #78 Alloy Employer Services Ford Mustang-It’s a good look, not over done, and it works. A

Daniel Suarez #99 SLAM! Chevy Camaro-This car is beyond over designed, and this scheme does NOT look good. F

Paint Scheme Grades-June 18, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Patriotic Chevy Camaro-Looks good, nothing to complain about, great scheme. A

Brad Keselowski #6 Kohler Generators Power Reserve Ford Mustang-Getting rid of the blue fade makes this scheme work well, and it’s a great look. A

Corey LaJoie #7 Gnarly Premium Jerky Chevy Camaro-The only goof thing I can say is that this has a good color scheme. It’s over done, and the logo looks bad. D

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

Joey Hand #15 Built Ford Proud Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #10, same B grade.

Todd Gilliland #38 Chicago Pneumatic Compressors Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Cole Custer #41 Autodesk/HaasTooling.com Ford Mustang-Can’t really complain about this look, I like the added black. A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Cottonelle Chevy Camaro-Over designed seems to be the name of the game with the #47 team, and this is yet another example, and a downgraded scheme from last year. F

Alex Bowman #48 Ally/Pride Month Chevy Camaro-Nothing really wrong with this one.

Daniel Suarez #99 Onx Homes/Renu Chevy Camaro-Where to start here? The yellow clashes with the rest of the scheme. The camo elements SUCK and the red and black just doesn’t work. Normally, I would at lease give some points to the color scheme, as I do like it, but since it makes the scheme worse, I can’t. F

Paint Scheme Grades-June 11, 2022

By David G. Firestone

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

Kevin Harvick #4 #BuschLightPolite Ford Mustang-It’s a nice look, good colors used, and it isn’t over designed. A

Tyler Reddick #8 Sheetz Chevy Camaro-Too many designs, a shade of blue that is too bright, and you have an F designs.

Aric Almirola #10 Built Ford Proud Ford Mustang-I think the color is good, but it’s too over designed. I’ll give this a B.

Parker Kligerman #15 Scott Credit Union Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

AJ Allmendinger #16 Gold Fish Casino Slots Chevy Camaro-Teal and yellow isn’t a great combo, and with the somewhat over designed scheme, this gets a B.

Zane Smith #17 Acronis Ford Mustang-A great fade with a great set of cubes, and it isn’t over designed. A

Kyle Busch #18 Snickers Toyota Camry-Much improved over last year, this is a smooth and simple design, so this gets an A.

Harrison Burton #21 Ford/DAV Ford Mustang-Getting rid of some of the designs would work better. This gets a B+

Ty Dillon #42 Chevrolet Military Appreciation Chevy Camaro-This has a decent color scheme, and a puzzling design scheme. I don’t get what they are trying to do here. I’ll give this a C.

Kaz Grala #50 SEGI TV Chevy Camaro-I like the color scheme. The design scheme is awful. This scheme earns a D.

Josh Bilicki #77 Zeigler Auto Patriotic Group Chevy Camaro-It doesn’t add or subtract from the scheme, so this gets a C.

Josh Bilicki #77 Zeigler Auto Group Chevy Camaro-It’s not much, but it’s still an improvement. C+

Paint Scheme Grades-May 21, 2022

By David G. Firestone

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

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light #ForTheFarmers Ford Mustang-The shade of green is awful, and the car is way too over designed. F

Corey LaJoie #7 Garner Trucking Inc. Chevy Camaro-Great color scheme with an awful design scheme will always earn a C.

Aric Almirola #10 Renegade Insurance Ford Mustang-There are a few too many shades of white here. I’d like this more with only one shade. I fell this is too cluttered. B+

Noah Gragson #16 Chevrolet Chevy Camaro-The design is a little too cluttered, and the gray is pointless. It’s not horrific, so I’ll give it a B-

Chris Buescher #17 Castrol Ford Mustang-I like metallic silver, the stripes work, it isn’t over designed, and the car looks great! A

Joey Logano #22 Verizon Ford Mustang-I love this look! A great fade with a great color scheme is awesome! This is a great scheme! A

Kurt Busch #45 Jordan Brand Toyota Camry-To say that this car is needlessly over designed is an understatement. Too much going on, and it doesn’t look good. F

Josh Bilicki #77 Ukrainian American Coordinating Council Chevy Camaro-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

B.J. McLeod #78 General Formulations Ford Mustang-Too over designed for my taste. Add in a bad shades of green and blue, and you have an F scheme.

Paint Scheme Grades-May 14, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Ross Chastain #1 Coca Cola Throwback Chevy Camaro-I loved this scheme back in the day, and I love this now! A

Austin Cindric #2 Menard’s/Libman Throwback Ford Mustang-Replacing the red with green really takes this scheme down. Factor in that they replaced Kodak’s yellow with a much worse shade and you have a B- scheme.

Austin Dillon #3 Huk Performance Fishing Chevy Camaro-This is an example of a great scheme getting better! This looks great, and gets an A.

Brad Keselowski #6 King’s Hawaiian Ford Mustang-A smooth look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods/Haas Automotion Throwback Ford Mustang-Great look, very faithful, no complaints here. A

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Throwback Toyota Camry-This scheme earned an A in 2016, and it earns an A today.

JJ Yeley #15 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Throwback Ford Mustang-This scheme earned an B+ in 2015, and it earns an B+ today.

Daniel Hemric #16 AG1 by Athletic Greens Chevy Camaro-Decent color scheme with a mediocre design scheme will earn a C.

AJ Allmendinger #16 Andy’s Frozen Custard Chevy Camaro-A bad color scheme with a horrible design scheme will always earn an F.

Christopher Bell #20 SiriusXM Throwback Toyota Camry-Good color scheme, but I think the design is over done. Still, it isn’t bad, so I’ll give it a B-

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Throwback Ford Mustang-I like the faithful look, and the great color and design scheme works well. A

Bubba Wallace #23 Money Lion Toyota Camry-The color scheme is decent, but not only is the design scheme bad, but it clashes a bit with the color scheme. All things considered, this gets a D.

William Byron #24 RAPTOR Chevy Camaro-The white is not a good look, and clashes with the rest of the car. One of the other would work. Still, this isn’t awful, so this gets a B+

Ty Dillon #42 Petty/GMS Throwback Chevy Camaro– a faithful throwback, with a great look, and that earns an A.

Ty Dillon #42 Ferris Mowers Throwback Chevy Camaro-Great color scheme, great design scheme, everything looks good. A

Erik Jones #43 FocusFactor Throwback Chevy Camaro-It’s a faithful throwback, with a great look, and that earns an A.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/Nature Valley Chevy Camaro-Horrible color scheme, and over designed, need I say more? F

Cody Ware #51 Nurtec ODT Throwback Chevy Camaro-I liked this back in the day, and I like this now. Great scheme, no complaints. A

B.J. McLeod #78 Throwback Ford Mustang-It’s a great look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Daniel Suarez #99 Coca Cola Throwback Chevy Camaro-I loved this scheme back in the day, and I love this now! A

Rating The 2022 Throwback Paint Schemes

By David G. Firestone

There will be no Driver Suit Blog Radio this week. This is for good reason. With the 2022 Darlington Throwback race behind us, I’m going to rate the throwbacks as I do each year, so let’s get started!

1-Daniel Suarez #99 Coca Cola Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Dale Earnhardt Sr’s 1998 Coca Cola scheme from the NASCAR Thunder Special Motegi – Coca-Cola 500. A

2-Ross Chastain #1 Coca Cola Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Dale Earnhardt Jr’s 1998 Coca Cola scheme from the NASCAR Thunder Special Motegi – Coca-Cola 500. A

3-Kurt Busch #45 McDonald’s Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2022, based on Bill Elliott’s 1996 McDonald’s Ford Thunderbird. A

4-William Byron #24 AXALTA Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Jeff Gordon’s AXALTA scheme. A

5-Cody Ware #51 Nurtec ODT Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Mike Stefanik’s 1998 #51 Burnham Chevy Monte Carlo. A

6-Ty Dillon #42 Petty/GMS Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Lee Petty’s 1959 Daytona 500 winning Oldsmobile. A

7Erik Jones #43 FocusFactor Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Richard Petty’s 1959 Daytona 500 Oldsmobile. A

8-Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Mark Martin’s 1993 Ford Thunderbird. A

9-Kyle Larson #5 Hendrickcars.com Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Tim Richmond’s All-Star Racing No. 0 Pontiac. A

10-Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2022, based on Denny’s 2016 Daytona 500 winning Toyota. A

11-Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2022, based on Elliot Sadler’s 1998 M&M’s Pontiac Grand Prix. A

12-Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Logano’s first midget car. A

13-Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods/Haas Automotion Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Sam Rodriguez’s sprint car. A

14-Corey LaJoie #7 Staking Pennies Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Marty Robbins #777 Plymouth Belvedere. A

15-Chase Briscoe #14 Mahindra Tractors Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Tony Stewart’s 2001 Target Indy Car. A

16-B.J. McLeod #78 Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on McLeod’s 2004 Super Late Model Series car. A

17-Harrison Burton #21 DEX Imaging Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Jeff Burton’s #99 Exide Batteries Ford Taurus from 2000. A-

18-Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Jason Leffler’s NetZero scheme. A-

19-JJ Yeley #15 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Clint Bowyer #15 5 Hour Energy Toyota Camry. B+

20-Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Jimmy Means’ #52 NAPA Ford Thunderbird. B

21-Brad Keselowski #6 Socios.com Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Mark Martin’s 2004 Viagra reverse Ford Taurus. B

22-Chris Buescher #17 Socios.com Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Matt Kenseth’s 2004 DeWalt Ford Taurus. B

23-Austin Cindric #2 Menard’s/Libman Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Rusty Wallace’s 2005 Kodak Dodge. B-

24-Christopher Bell #20 SiriusXM Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2022, based on Bell’s 2017 Truck Series championship season. B-

25-Kevin Harvick #4 Rheem “Chasing a Cure” Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on the 2011-2012 Rheem Chasing a Cure scheme that ran during October. F

Next Week, Driver Suit Blog Radio returns!!!

Paint Scheme Grades-May 7, 2022

By David G. Firestone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paint Scheme Grades-April 30, 2022

By David G. Firestone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paint Scheme Grades-April 2, 2022

By David G. Firestone

Ross Chastain #1 ONX Homes/iFly Chevy Camaro-The only redeeming factor here is a good color scheme. The rest is awful. D

Austin Dillon #3 Bennett Transportations & Logistics Chevy Camaro-The designs are over done, and the light blue isn’t needed. This is still a good scheme, and it earns an A.

Chase Elliott #9 Adrenaline Shoc Performance Energy Chevy Camaro-My only complaint here is the tiger stripes on the rear. Other than that, this is a solid scheme. A-

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

Ryan Blaney #12 Wabash Ford Mustang-Get rid of the yellow, and this would be a solid A scheme. With the yellow, this is an A-

Joey Hand #15 Ford Pass Rewards Visa Ford Mustang-Nothing really wrong with this one, a solid scheme all around! A

Chris Buescher #17 Fifth-Third Bank Ford Mustang-Pastels don’t work in NASCAR, and a horrible design doesn’t work. F

Harrison Burton #21 Freightliner/eCascadia Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #2, same D grade.

William Byron #24 RAPTOR Chevy Camaro-This is a really good look, I love the eye motif, and it gets an A.

Todd Gilliland #38 Boot Barn Ford Mustang-The only good thing I can say is that this scheme has a great shade of red. D-

Cole Custer #41 One Cure Ford Mustang-Nothing really new to say, so this new scheme gets an A.

Ty Dillon #42 Gain Chevy Camaro-I like this look! It’s smooth, it isn’t over designed, and it has a great color scheme. A

Ty Dillon #42 ChevyLiners.com Chevy Camaro-A good color scheme with a bad design scheme earns a C.

Erik Jones #43 Tide Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same B grade.

Andy Lally #78 MaintenanceSupplies.com Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.