Paint Scheme Tracker-January 15, 2020

By David G. Firestone

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Autotrader Ford MustangNo change. C

Brad Keselowski #2 Pirtek Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, dark purple with yellow Penske template. F

Brad Keselowski #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Wabash National Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Wurth Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Dent Wizard Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2020, same as 2019 #12. F

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Chevy CamaroNo Change. B+

STEWART HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford MustangNo change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford MustangNo change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2019, silver replaces black on hood and roof. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Ford MustangNo change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Jimmy Johns Ford MustangNo change. A-

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Meyer Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, green with white and bacon motif. A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #8

Tyler Reddick #8 Caterpillar Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #9

Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Chevy CamaroNo change. B+

STEWART HAAS RACING #10

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods Ford MustangNo change. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota CamryNo Change. B+

TEAM PENSKE #12

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Jack Links Beef Jerky Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2020, same as 2019 #21. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Advance Auto Parts Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2019, reverse color scheme of Shell/Pennzoil. D

Ryan Blaney #12 Dex Imaging Ford MustangNo change. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #14

Clint Bowyer #14 Rush’s Truck Stops Ford MustangNo change. A

Clint Bowyer #14 Mobil 1 Ford MustangNo change. A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Chris Buescher #17 SunnyD Ford MustangNo change. F

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, side stripes have been toned down. B+

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

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

JOE GIBBS RACING #19

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

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota CamryNo change. B+

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Erik Jones #20 DeWalt Toyota CamryNo change. A

Erik Jones #20 Stanley Toyota CamryNo change. C

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menards/Maytag Ford MustangNo change. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Motorcraft Ford MustangNo change. A

TEAM PENSKE #22

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

Joey Logano #22 AAA Insurance Ford MustangNo change. D

Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Ford MustangNo change. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

William Byron #24 Hertz Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNo change. A

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNo change. A

William Byron #24 Axalta Chevy CamaroNo change. A

CHIP GANASSI RACING #42

Kyle Larson #42 Credit One Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

Kyle Larson #42 Advent Health Chevy CamaroNew sponsor for 2020, green, blue, pink, and silver with cutting edge design on sides. F

SPIRE MOTORSPORTS #77

Ross Chastain #77 Advent Health Chevy Camaro-New sponsor for 2020, same as #42. F

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Alex Bowman #88 Cincinnati, Inc. Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

Alex Bowman #88 LLumar Window Film Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, vertical rectangle design. A

Alex Bowman #88 Axalta Throwback Chevy CamaroNo change. A

LEAVINE FAMILY RACING #95

Christopher Bell #95 Rheem Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2020, red, white, and black with stripes. B+

Paint Scheme Tracker-January 8, 2020

By David G. Firestone

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Discount Tire Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Autotrader Ford MustangNo change. C

Brad Keselowski #2 Pirtek Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2020, dark purple with yellow Penske template. F

Brad Keselowski #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Wabash National Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Wurth Ford MustangNo Change. A

Brad Keselowski #2 Dent Wizard Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2020, same as 2019 #12. F

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Chevy CamaroNo Change. B+

STEWART HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford MustangNo change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford MustangNo change. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang-New scheme for 2019, silver replaces black on hood and roof. A

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Ford MustangNo change. A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #8

Tyler Reddick #8 Caterpillar Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

STEWART HAAS RACING #10

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods Ford MustangNo change. A

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota CamryNo Change. B+

TEAM PENSKE #12

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Jack Links Beef Jerky Ford MustangNew sponsor for 2020, same as 2019 #21. A

Ryan Blaney #12 Advance Auto Parts Ford Mustang-New sponsor for 2019, reverse color scheme of Shell/Pennzoil. D

STEWART HAAS RACING #14

Clint Bowyer #14 Rush’s Truck Stops Ford MustangNo change. A

Clint Bowyer #14 Mobil 1 Ford MustangNo change. A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Chris Buescher #17 SunnyD Ford MustangNo change. F

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford MustangNew scheme for 2020, side stripes have been toned down. B+

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

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

JOE GIBBS RACING #19

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

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota CamryNo change. B+

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Erik Jones #20 DeWalt Toyota CamryNo change. A

Erik Jones #20 Stanley Toyota CamryNo change. C

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menards/Maytag Ford MustangNo change. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Motorcraft Ford MustangNo change. A

TEAM PENSKE #22

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

Joey Logano #22 AAA Insurance Ford MustangNo change. D

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

William Byron #24 Hertz Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy CamaroNo change. A

CHIP GANASSI RACING #42

Kyle Larson #42 Credit One Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Alex Bowman #88 Cincinnati, Inc. Chevy CamaroNo Change. A

Alex Bowman #88 LLumar Window Film Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2020, vertical rectangle design. A

Paint Scheme Grades-January 3, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Brad Keselowski #2 Discount Tire Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Brad Keselowski #2 Autotrader Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same C grade.

Brad Keselowski #2 Pirtek Ford Mustang-The Penske template is a finicky template, and yellow and purple doesn’t work well. A bad shade of purple doesn’t help. This is a bad scheme and it earns an A

Brad Keselowski #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Brad Keselowski #2 Wabash National Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

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

Brad Keselowski #2 Dent Wizard Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same F grade.

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same B+ grade.

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang-Silver replacing black on the hood and roof is a good look, and is an improvement.  A

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

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

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

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

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

Ryan Blaney #12 Advance Auto Parts Ford Mustang-Reversing the colors doesn’t help the Penske template. It’s still a D scheme.

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

Clint Bowyer #14 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Chris Buescher #17 SunnyD Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford Mustang-The toned down stripes look much better, and the car goes from a B- to a B+.

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

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

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same B+ grade.

Erik Jones #20 DeWalt Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Erik Jones #20 Stanley Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same C grade.

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menards/Maytag Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

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

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same D grade.

Joey Logano #22 AAA Insurance Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same D grade.

William Byron #24 Hertz Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Kyle Larson #42 Credit One Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Alex Bowman #88 Cincinnati, Inc. Chevy CamaroSame scheme as last year, same A grade.

Alex Bowman #88 LLumar Window Film Chevy CamaroI like this new design. It’s much less cluttered, and the color scheme works very well with the design scheme. I give this an A.

Paint Scheme Grades-October 7, 2017

By David G. Firestone

Derrike Cope #00 Starcom Fiber Chevy SS-It’s a bit too ambitious, even for a good fade. It isn’t terrible, but they tried to do too much with this design. I typically like fades, but this one is too overdone. C

Danica Patrick #10 Warriors In Pink Ford Fusion-Well, Pinktober is upon us, which means pink for breast cancer. If you haven’t figured out that this whole thing is a scam, then I can’t help you. I’m going to continue my tradition of calling out this scam by giving an automatic F to any pink car in October, starting with this one.

Corey LaJoie #23 Freshbeards Toyota Camry-Plain black with white logos is a great look, which will always earn an A.

Ryan Newman #31 Childress Vineyards Chevy SS-It’s a decent design scheme, though it is a bit over done. The color scheme is good, so I’ll give it a B.

Ryan Newman #31 Wastemasters Recycling Chevy SS-See above. B+

David Ragan #38 The House.com Ford Fusion-Great color scheme, great design scheme, great look! A

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s/Sharkbite Plumbing Solutions Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2017, same as Lowe’s, but with Sharkbite Plumbing Solutions on sides. F

BJ McLeod #51 Donnie Neuenberger Foundation Chevy SS-I get what they are trying to do here, but the fact is that the car is just a tad over designed, The wave pattern could work if it was a bit simpler, but it’s a decent, scheme, worth a B+.

Brett Moffitt #83 Hikvision Toyota Camry-BK Racing seems to pride itself on over-designing their cars, and this design is no exception. The color scheme is good, but the car is so needlessly over designed that it can’t save the scheme from an F.

Paint Scheme Grades-September 30, 2017

By David G. Firestone

Austin Dillon #3 Chevy Accessories Chevy SS-Same scheme as #31, same A grade.

Reed Sorenson #15 Ol’ Hick Hickory Pellets Chevy SS-It’s a smooth look with a good color scheme, no complaints here! A

Daniel Suarez #19 Comcast Business Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same D- grade.

Matt Kenseth #20 Sirius/XM Toyota Camry-While it still needs work, it’s much better than the #77! the color scheme is better, as is the design scheme. I’ll give it a B+.

Corey LaJoe #23 Schroth Racing Toyota Camry-It’s an ugly, over designed mess, with a bad color scheme, specifically, the shades of yellow used. It’s hurting my eyes, so I’m going to give it the F it deserves.

Chase Elliott #24 NAPA Brakes Chevy SS-New scheme for 2017, same as NAPA but with BRAKES on sides. A

Matt DiBenedetto #32 Ford Eco-Boost Ford Fusion-Its got a good color scheme, but in terms of design, it is over designed. I don’t like amount of stripes, and the lack of red doesn’t help. It’s still a decent scheme, and it earns a C-.

Gray Gaulding #55 Wind River Toyota Camry-This scheme would work with if the green on the front were used as the scheme OR the fade were used, but the combination of the two looks awkward and forced. It just doesn’t look good, and it earns an F.

Brett Moffitt #83 Super Donut Toyota Camry-Everything I said about the #23 applies here, but the addition of red just makes this worse. F