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 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.

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-October 24, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Ryan Newman #6 Hy-Vee Ford Mustang-I think the gray is pointless, and the red needs to be toned down. Other than that this is a good scheme. B

Josh Bilicki #7 Insurance King/The Wounded Blue Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as #53, same A grade.

Clint Bowyer #14 DeKalb Ford Mustang Mustang-The white and yellow look is good, and I like the eagle here. A

Brennan Poole #15 Thriv5 Chevy Camaro-My only complaint here is that the green is pointless. A-

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Halloween Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

JJ Yeley #27 United Breast Cancer Foundation Ford Mustang-Pinkwashing is an automatic F.

Corey LaJoie #32 Plan B Sales Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look, simple yet bold, and that will always earn an A.

James Davison #53 Play Seat Ford Mustang-Same scheme as Cruz and Associates, same A- grade.

Reed Sorenson #77 Marwin Sports Chevy Camaro-The design on the front is ugly, and serves no purpose. Take it away, and this gets a A, but this gets a B.

Daniel Suarez #96 GF Machining Solutions Toyota Camry-There really isn’t anything bad I can say about this. 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.

Paint Scheme Grades-August 29, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Quinn Houff #00 Eagle Rock Wealth Management Chevy Camaro-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Throwback Chevy Camaro-This is a great throwback, and I love the design! A

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Throwback Ford Mustang-I like this design. Busch has some great cans in the 90’s, and this is a perfect example. A

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Meyer Ford Mustang-I like the overall design, but they took a few creative liberties with the car, and the new designs are not only pointless, but distract from the overall scheme. Still, this is good, and I’ll give it a B+

Josh Bilicki #7 Insurance King Throwback Chevy Camaro-This is a very faithful throwback, and I think this looks great! A

Chase Elliott #9 Mountain Dew/Team Rubicon Chevy Camaro-Camo does NOT look good on a race car in general, but this color scheme really doesn’t do it any favors. F

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Throwback Chevy Camaro-I hated this scheme the first time around, but I understand why it was used. Still, it is a faithful throwback, so I’ll give this a C

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

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy Camaro-This is faithful replica of an awesome scheme. I like this, and it gets an A.

Corey LaJoie #32 Drydene Ford Mustang-Adding the black is pointless, and the new design is over done. Now it isn’t horrible, and the color scheme is decent, so I’ll give it a C.

Michael McDowell #34 Digital Ally Shield Cleansers Ford Mustang-It’s a bold look, and it isn’t over designed, so I give it an A.

John Hunter Nemechek #38 ACME Markets Ford Mustang-I like the color scheme, and I hate the design scheme. As such, this gets a C.

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Columbia Sportswear Chevy Camaro-This is an amazing scheme, and I like the design and color schemes. This earns an A.

Joey Gase #51 Race for Relief Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2020, white. A

It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Alex Bowman #88 Acronis Chevy Camaro-The stripes work well, it’s bold, and not over designed. I give this an A.

Alex Bowman #88 Truck Hero/Chevy Group Chevy Camaro-I hated this scheme the first time around, but I understand why it was used. Still, it is a faithful throwback, so I’ll give this a C

Daniel Suarez #96 ARRIS Throwback Toyota Camry-I liked this scheme then, and I like it now. A

Paint Scheme Grades-August 15, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Ryan Newman #6 Coca Cola Ford Mustang-Plain red with Coca Cola ribbon would work better, and get an A. This is blah, and gets a C.

Joey Gase #7 Wisconsin Lighting Lab Chevy Camaro-A smooth look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Sylvania Ford Mustang-The Menard’s template works well with black. This looks good, and gets an A.

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Knauf Ford Mustang-The Menard’s template works well with black. This looks good, and gets an A.

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s Throwback Ford Mustang-I don’t like the shade of blue used back then, and I still don’t like it. Still, the rest of the scheme works, so I’ll give it an A-

Clint Bowyer #14 DeKalb Ford Mustang Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Brennan Poole #15 Remember Everyone Deployed Chevy Camaro-This is a great look. Red with Camaro stripes works well. A

Brennan Poole #15 Chevy Camaro-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and this earns an A.

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Motorcraft Throwback Ford Mustang-I like this throwback, I think it’s great, and it gets an A.

Matt DiBenedetto #21 FordStrong Technicians Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and this earns an A.

Michael McDowell #34 Martin Transportation Systems Ford Mustang-Great color scheme, with a bad color scheme will earn a C.

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

James Davison #51 Signing Day Sports Ford Mustang-My only complaint here is that the white stripes are pointless. Other than that, this car looks great. A-

James Davison #53 Signing Day Sports Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #51, same A- grade.

Garrett Smithley #53 Victory Lane Quick Oil Change/Kendall Oil Chevy Camaro-This is an ugly, over designed mess. This looks horrible, so I’ll give it an F.

Timmy Hill #66 SBC Contractors Inc. Toyota Camry-There’s nothing really wrong with this scheme. There isn’t anything right with this scheme. This gets a C.

Reed Sorenson #74(77) Fake Steak Chevy Camaro-This is an ugly, over designed mess. This looks horrible, so I’ll give it an F.

Paint Scheme Grades-August 8, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Creek Enterprises Inc. Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same B grade.

Brad Keselowski #2 Snap On Ford Mustang-I think the designs here are pointless, the red needs to go. With the red designs gone, this gets an A, but with the red designs, this gets a B+

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Patriotic Chevy Camaro-I think the wave motif is a bit over designed. Red should also replace blue as the primary color. Other than that, this gets a B.

Austin Dillon #3 RigUp/Roland Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Austin Dillon #3 Freightliner Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same C grade.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Head for the Mountains Ford Mustang-I like the motif here. It looks great, and isn’t over done. This gets an A.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Patriotic Ford Mustang-I think this car is over designed. I especially hate the fireworks. The color is good, and the rear looks good, so I’ll give it a C.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Apple Ford Mustang-Red is a great color, and the apple orchard motif looks great. I can’t give this less than an A so I won’t.

Ryan Newman #6 Progressive Insurance Ford Mustang-This is a great look. The shades of blue look good, and I like the smooth design. A

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Mayer Patriotic Ford Mustang-An amazing front half with an awful rear half earns a C grade.

Ryan Newman #6 Acronis Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B grade.

Ryan Newman #6 Guaranteed Rate Ford Mustang-I don’t like this car, but I don’t hate it. I think it’s just a C grade car.

Reed Sorenson #7 Gorilla Glue Chevy Camaro-A smooth look, with a simple and smooth design will always earn an A.

Josh Bilicki #7 Insurance King Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #27, same B grade.

Reed Sorenson #7 Wilkerson Crane & Rental Chevy Camaro-A smooth look, with a simple and smooth design will always earn an A.

Tyler Reddick #8 Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Chevy Camaro-An amazing bottom half with an awful top half earns a C grade.

Tyler Reddick #8 Cat Oil & Gas Chevy Camaro-This is far too over designed. Even with a great color scheme, this gets an F.

Tyler Reddick #8 Feeding America Chevy Camaro-The shades of yellow and green work well with each other, and the smooth design scheme works well too. A

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

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Hometown Original Ford Mustang-Another scheme that I don’t like, but at the same time I don’t hate. It’s just a meh scheme that gets a C

Aric Almirola #10 Go Bowling Ford Mustang-This is a great look! The new scheme is much smoother, and it looks amazing! A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Vote For Bacon Ford Mustang-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

Denny Hamlin #11 National Civil Rights Museum Toyota Camry-It’s a great look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

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

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Maytag Ford Mustang-The Menard’s template works well with red, and this scheme gets an A.

Clint Bowyer #14 CSU One Cure Ford Mustang-The new design is a downgrade from last year. This is a case where the scheme would get a higher grade if it had a different color scheme. Still, it’s not horrible, so it gets a B.

Clint Bowyer #14 Haas CNC Ford Mustang-This is over designed, the red stripes are far too over designed, and the white design is awful. This gets an F.

Chris Buescher #17 Sunny D Patriotic Ford Mustang-This might be one of the worst schemes of 2020. It’s horribly over designed, and the twisted flag motif is awful. F

Chris Buescher #17 Roush Performance Stage 3 Ford Mustang-This is a great look! The orange and black work well, and the car has a smooth look. A

Chris Buescher #17 Fifth-Third Bank Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B- grade.

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

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Mini’s Toyota Camry-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota Camry-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Red Kap Ford Mustang-A smooth look with a great color scheme will ALWAYS earn an A.

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menards/Quaker State Ford Mustang-Green doesn’t work well with the Menard’s template. I give this a C.

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

JJ Yeley #27 Greenlight Debit Card Ford Mustang-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

JJ Yeley #27 Red Rock Secured Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

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

Corey LaJoie #32 Trump 2020 Ford Mustang-Yet another scheme that I don’t like, but at the same time I don’t hate. It’s just a meh scheme that gets a C

Corey LaJoie #32 Plan B Sales Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B+ grade.

Michael McDowell #34 CarParts.com Patriotic Ford Mustang-This is a horrible look. The blue and orange shades don’t work, and the car as a whole is over designed. I can’t give this anything but an F, so I won’t.

Michael McDowell #34 Chicago Pneumatic Compressors Ford Mustang-This is a bold look, with a great color scheme, and it looks amazing. A

Ryan Preece #37 Proctor & Gamble’s Take on Race Initiative Chevy Camaro-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that always earns an A.

Ryan Preece #37 Kleenex Chevy Camaro-A good color scheme and a smooth design scheme are all that’s needed to get an A grade.

Ryan Preece #37 Glad Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is bad, it clashes with the design scheme. The design scheme itself is awful, and I can’t give this anything but an F.

Ryan Preece #37 Kingsford Chevy Camaro-The wave motif works well here, and the car has a decent look, so it gets an A.

Ryan Preece #37 Louisiana Hot Sauce Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same B+ grade.

John H. Nemechek #38 Digital Ally Ford Mustang-I think the cube motif is over done a bit. The color scheme works well here, and the design is not too over designed, so it gets an A.

Cole Custer #41 Autodesk Fusion 360 Ford Mustang-Great color scheme plus horrible design scheme equals a C grade.

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 World Wide Technology Chevy Camaro-The starburst motif isn’t over done, and the shade of blue works perfectly. All of this is getting an A grade.

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Cash App Chevy Camaro-A good color scheme and a smooth design scheme are all that’s needed to get an A grade.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger Chevy Camaro-The American flag motif works well here, and the scheme is great to begin with, so this gets an A.

Joey Gase #51 Red Rock Secured Ford Mustang-This is a great look. The patriotic motif under the shade of red works well. This looks great and gets an A.

Joey Gase #51 Red Rock Secured Ford Mustang-A good color scheme and a smooth design scheme are all that’s needed to get an A grade.

Joey Gase #51 Adkins Automotive Ford Mustang-A good color scheme and a smooth design scheme are all that’s needed to get an A grade.

Joey Gase #51 Donate Life/Pro Master Ford Mustang-A good color scheme and a smooth design scheme are all that’s needed to get an A grade.

Joey Gase #51 Page Construction Ford Mustang-Without the green stripes, this would earn an A, but with the stripes, this earns a B.

JJ Yeley #53 Truckworx Chevy Camaro-Another example of a pointlessly over designed car. This is one of the worst I’ve seen in 2020, and that includes those disasters of All-Star Race cars. I can’t give this higher than an F.

Garrett Smithley #53 Rich Mar Florist Chevy Camaro-I hate the black and pink here. It just doesn’t work. This scheme would work with other colors. I will give this a C.

Josh Bilicki #53 Junction Fuels Chevy Camaro-My only complaint here is that the white stripe is too wide. A-

Garrett Smithley #53 Axele TMS Chevy Camaro-This scheme is much too over designed, and the color scheme isn’t great. I give this an F.

Garrett Smithley #53 Victory Lane Quick Oil Change/Kendall Oil Chevy Camaro-The design scheme and the color scheme are great. This scheme gets an A.

Ross Chastain #77 Melon Man Brand Chevy Camaro-This design scheme could get an A with a different color scheme, but with the pink, this gets a C.

Josh Bilicki #77 Austin Hatcher Foundation Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

Garrett Smithley #78 Baker Camp Arnold Capital Management Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

B.J. McLeod #78 Koolbox Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

BJ McLeod #78 Axele.com Chevy Camaro-This car is horrifically over designed, and not even a good color scheme can save this from an F.

Christopher Bell #95 Germania Insurance Toyota Camry-This is a really bold design, and it isn’t over done. It works very well, and gets an A.

Christopher Bell #95 Toyota Toyota Camry-The scheme is far too over designed, and the pointless black box makes it worse. I can’t give this anything less than a D.

Paint Scheme Grades-June 13, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light For The Farmers Ford Mustang-I really like the farm design, and the car is well-designed. This is a good scheme, and it gets an A.

Ryan Newman #6 Progressive Insurance Ford Mustang-The car has a good color scheme, and the design scheme is smooth, and good. I can’t give this anything less than an A.

JJ Yeley #7 VCP/4URX Chevy Camaro-The car has a good color scheme, and the design scheme is smooth, and good. I can’t give this anything less than an A.

Clint Bowyer #14 Built Ford Proud Ford Mustang-My only complaint is that the white doesn’t really help, but it’s a very minor complaint. A-

Clint Bowyer #14 Peak Throwback Mustang-The throwback is faithful, the car looks good, I give this an A.

Clint Bowyer #14 Busch Light For The Farmers-I really like the farm design, and the car is well-designed. This is a good scheme, and it gets an A.

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

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

Josh Bilicki #27 Insurance King Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same F grade.

Corey LaJoie #32 Built Bar Ford Mustang-I don’t really like this scheme, but I don’t hate it either. It’s just mediocre, and it earns a C

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 McDonald’s Chevy Camaro-It’s amazing how much better the car looks without the white. This is a good look, and I give it an A.

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. #47 NOS Chevy Camaro-I like the color scheme, and the smooth design scheme looks great. A

Joey Gase #51 Chevy Camaro-A smooth look, with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Bayley Currey #53 Belmont Classic Cars Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Daniel Suarez #96 Coca-Cola Toyota Camry-This is a good look. The red works, and the design is smooth, and simple, and the scheme gets an A.

Daniel Suarez #96 Cherry Vanilla Coke Toyota Camry-The only thing I like about this scheme is the good color scheme. This scheme gets a D+.

Paint Scheme Grades-May 24, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Patriotic Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light YOURFACEHERE Ford Mustang-The new branding doesn’t hurt a great scheme. A

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang-I like this scheme. It’s a good look, with a great color scheme, and I can’t say anything bad about it. A

Josh Bilicki #7 Gravely Chevy Camaro-It has a smooth look, a great color scheme and I can’t say anything bad about it. A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield #GoodFoodChallenge Ford Mustang-This would be so much better without the slashes. The slashes take an A scheme down to a C.

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

Brennan Poole #15 SpartanGO Chevy Camaro-It has a smooth look, a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’S Thank You Heroes Toyota Camry-I like the look here, the color scheme is great, and the car looks great. A

JJ Yeley #27 Jacob Construction Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #51, same A grade.

Corey LaJoie #32 Drydene Ford Mustang-The slight redesign doesn’t take away from the scheme. This is a good look, and it earns an A.

Michael McDowell #34 CarParts.com Ford Mustang-This is a horrible look. The blue and orange shades don’t work, and the car as a whole is over designed. I can’t give this anything but an F, so I won’t.

John Hunter Nemechek #38 Scag Power Equipment Ford Mustang-Either tiger stripes OR cutting edge designs…you can’t have both, because the car is an over designed mess. F

Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com Ford Mustang-I think the cutting edge designs are decent, a tad over done. The gray could be a little darker. Still, it’s not horrible, so I’ll give it a B.

Matt Kenseth #42 Credit One Bank Chevy Camaro-Black is a decent addition to this look, and it looks sharper. I like this and it gets an A.

Joey Gase #51 Agri Supply/Carolina Cooker Chevy Camaro-A great and faithful throwback will ALWAYS earn an A.

Garrett Smithley #53 Trophy Tractor Chevy Camaro-Black with red is a great color scheme, and the smooth look earns this scheme an A.

Reed Sorenson #77 Greenville Swamp Rabbits/Bon Secours Chevy Camaro-This is another example of a scheme where there is nothing really wrong, but nothing really right either. It’s just blah, and I’ll give it a C.

BJ McLeod #78 Christensen Arms Chevy Camaro-It has a smooth look, a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.