Paint Scheme Tracker-May 13, 2015

By David G. Firestone

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #1

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/Beechcraft Chevy SSNo Change A

Jamie McMurray #1 McDonald’s Chevy SSSame basic scheme, but with a new door design. B+

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/McDonald’s Chevy SS-Special dual scheme for the Daytona 500, black Cessna on the front, fade to red McDonald’s on the back. A+

Jamie McMurray #1 Sherwin Williams Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Red, white and blue with a red line down the center, with the top fades blue to white on top, and white to blue on the bottom. B+

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/Dixie Chopper Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, same as Cessna/Beechcraft scheme A

Jamie McMurray #1 Energizer Eco Advanced Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, same as #42 scheme. D+

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Ford FusionSame basic design as 2014, but with no gold stripe, vintage Miller Crest, or hop designs on the side. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford FusionNew redesign, similar in design to Joey Logano’s Shell/Pennzoil Ford, black replaces yellow as the primary color. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Wurth Ford FusionRedesign from last season, follows the Shell/Pennzoil template. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, blue Penske template on a black background C-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Genuine Draft Ford FusionThrowback scheme that ran from 1990-1996 A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller High Life Ford FusionBased on the design that Bobby Allison won the 1983 Sprint Cup Championship. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite/Penske 25th Anniversary Ford Fusion-Same as Miller Lite scheme but with a special design on the hood. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 1998 Throwback Ford FusionBased on the 1998 Rusty Wallace scheme, but with some subtle differences. Different logo on hood and sides, and a layers stripe on the stripes. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 2007 Gold Throwback Ford FusionBased loosely on the 2007 gold scheme raced at the Sprint Unlimited and All-Star Race, new hood logo and designs, door and hood numbers covered by blue. B-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 2010 Throwback Ford FusionBased on the Miller Lite scheme from 2010, with some changes to accommodate the Gen 6 car. B-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite/Careers for Veterans Ford Fusion-Same as Miller Lite but with Careers for Veterans on the quarter panel. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Avaya Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red, white and black Penske template. A+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 Cheerios Chevy SSNo change A+

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Chevy SSNo change B+

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevy SSNo Change F

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Chevy SSNo Change A-

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Energy and Water Chevy SSNo change B-

Austin Dillon #3 Dow/WeatherTech Chevy SS-Same scheme as Dow B+

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser Chevy SSNo change A

Kevin Harvick #4 Jimmie Johns Chevy SSNo change A

Kevin Harvick #4 Outback SteakhouseNo Change A

Kevin Harvick #4 Ditech Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, blue, and white is the primary color scheme A+

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, green, red, and white color scheme with a series of geometrical shapes across the side. F

Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, yellow with red and black stripes on bottom, sublimated yellow stripes on side. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #5

Kasey Kahne #5 Great Clips Chevy SSNo Change D+

Kasey Kahne #5 Time Warner Cable Chevy SSNo Change C

Kasey Kahne #5 Farmers Insurance Chevy SSComplete redesign from last year, black, and dark blue replaces light blue and silver, and the design has been completely revamped. C+

Kasey Kahne #5 Liftmaster Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red and white redesign of the Time Warner scheme. C+

Kasey Kahne #5 Pepsi Chevy SSNo change B+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Trevor Bayne #6 Advocare Ford Fusion-New team, new sponsor, red, white and blue is the color scheme. A+

TOMMY BALDWIN RACING #7

Alex Bowman #7 Nikko/Toy State Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Red borders a blue design on the sides and hood. D-

Alex Bowman #7 Accell Construction Chevy SSNo change. C-

Alex Bowman #7 DOC 360 Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, all black with DOC 360 logos on front and sides. A+

Alex Bowman #7 Chevy SS-All black with white numbers. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #9

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Twisted Tea Ford FusionNo Change A

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Camping World/Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor set for 2015, a redesign of the Fresh From Florida #43 scheme. F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as Camping World Scheme, but with a darker green. F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Medallion Bank/Mercury Marine Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as Camping World Scheme, but with a red, white and blue as a color scheme. B+

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Lyons Financial Ford FusionRedesign of the Medallion Bank scheme, with a Lyons Financial logo on the hood. F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Nature Blast/Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, light green and dark green diagonal stripes up the side. F

STEWART-HAAS RACING #10

Danica Patrick #10 Aspen Dental Chevy SSSame basic design as last year, but the blue ovals on the white are more pronounced. C

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Chevy SSNew redesign with more black and less orange. F

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy/TaxAct Chevy SS-New sponsor combo for the Sprint Unlimited, front of the car retains traditional GoDaddy design, whereas back quarter panel is TaxAct. C-

Danica Patrick #10 TaxAct Chevy SS-One race sponsor, will run at Martinsville in March, red, white and black scheme, with diagonal design up the doors. C-

Danica Patrick #10 Mobil 1/Aspen Dental Chevy SSNew sponsor/scheme for 2015, a rehash of Tony Stewart’s #14 Mobil 1/ Bass Pro Shops scheme. C+

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Small Biz Force Chevy SS-Same as GoDaddy but with #smallbizforce on the hood. F

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota CamryNew redesign with a much simpler front and more design on the sides. A+

Denny Hamln #11 FedEx Office Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express A+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Freight Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express A+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Ground Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express A+

Denny Hamlin #11 SportClips Toyota CamryNew redesign with a new door design C-

GERMAIN RACING #13

Casey Mears #13 Geico Chevy SSNo Change. D-

Casey Mears #13 Geico/Squidward Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, blue and aqua with a Squidward tentacles motif. F

STEWART-HAAS RACING #14

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy SSSame color scheme as last year, but with a new design on the side. C+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy SSSame color scheme as last year, but with a new design on the side. C+

Tony Stewart #14 Code 3 Associates/Mobil1 Chevy SSNo Change C+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Rush Truck Centers Chevy SSNo Change A+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops American Salute Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, white takes over for blue as the primary color, scheme is much simpler. A-

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

Clint Bowyer #15 5 Hour Energy Toyota CamryNo Change B+

Clint Bowyer #15 Peak Toyota CamryNo Change B

Clint Bowyer #15 Maxwell House Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue with orange and white wave designs on bottom. A

Clint Bowyer #15 Cherry 5-hour ENERGY benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation Toyota CamrySame scheme as last year, with a few minor associate changes. B+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #16

Greg Biffle #16 Cheez Its Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red with a cheese colored stripe and crackers on the side. A+

Greg Biffle #16 Clean Harbors Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red white and black design A-

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Fire Ant Killer Ford FusionNo change A-

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Home Defense Ford Fusion-New sponsor, white design with a red and yellow stripe on the bottom, with a net design on the side. A

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Bug-B-Gon Ford Fusion-New sponsor, new design, red, black, and white is the primary color scheme. A+

Greg Biffle #16 Cheez It/Patrick Starr Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red with an underwater motif and Patrick Starr on the hood. F

Greg Biffle #16 Safety Kleen Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, green, yellow, white, and black with an overly complex design on the sides. F

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fastenal Ford Fusion-New primary sponsor, blue, and white is the color scheme. A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fifth-Third Bank Ford FusionSame color scheme as 2014, but with a new, simpler side design. A+

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 NOS Ford FusionSame color scheme as 2014, but with an updated design. B-

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Zest Ford FusionNo Change. F

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota CamryNo Change F-

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Crispy Toyota Camry-New design for 2015, with a green background and more emphasis on M&M’s Crispy, as well as a new hood logo. B-

David Ragan #18 Snickers Xtreme Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, brown with a series of fades around the Xtreme logo. D+

Kyle Busch #18 Pedigree Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, orange with white and blue on the bottom. A+

Erik Jones #18 M&M’s Red Nose Day Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, yellow with red noses replacing most of the M&M designs. Red Nose Day is an event to raise money for kids in poverty by having fun via a telethon staring a lot of comedians and stars. A+

JOE GIBBS RACING #19

Carl Edwards #19 Stanley Toyota Camry-New team and new sponsor, yellow, black, and white is the color scheme. B+

Carl Edwards #19 Aaris Toyota Camry-New team and new sponsor, reddish orange with the Aaris logo used as part of the side stripe. A

Carl Edwards #19 Comcast Business Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue, silver and white, with a stripe that starts on the bottom, covers the car number, and takes over the top at the back. D-

Carl Edwards #19 SportClips Toyota Camry-New sponsor, same design as Denny Hamlin. C-

Carl Edwards #19 Subway Toyota CamryNew sponsor for Joe Gibbs, much simpler design. A+

Carl Edwards #19 Stanley/Cook’s Children’s Hospital Toyota CamrySlight redesign of the Stanley scheme, with one paitent name from each state on the car. B+

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Matt Kenseth #20 DeWalt Toyota Camry-New sponsor, black, green, yellow, and white is the color scheme.-A+

Matt Kenseth #20 Dollar General Toyota CamryMuch simpler than the 2014 scheme, with fewer side designs. A

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Ryan Blaney #21 Motorcraft/Quicklane Ford FusionNo Change A+

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford FusionNo change D

Joey Logano #22 AAA Ford FusionThe AAA logo has been straightened up in 2015. D

Joey Logano #22 Southern California AAA Ford FusionRedesign of the AAA scheme, with Southern California AAA logo in place of the standard AAA logo. D

Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Platnum Ford FusionNo Change F

Joey Logano #22 Auto Trader.com Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015 Ford Fusion-Redesign using the Penske Template. D-

Joey Logano #22 Snap On Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015, scheme mirrors that of Cruz Pedregon’s funny car. A+

BK RACING #23

J.J. Yeley #23 Dr. Pepper/Maxim Fantasy Sports Toyota Camry-New sponsor for the Daytona 500. Black on top, white on the bottom, red stripe in between, Dr Pepper style logo on the door number.-B-

JJ Yeley #23 Dr Pepper Toyota CamrySlight redesign for 2015, car keeps the red on top, new number design, and white on bottom. B-

J.J. Yeley #23 American Cancer Society Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, white, red and blue with a supplanted design on the blue, and a thunderbolt motif. C-

Alex Bowman #23 Dr. Pepper Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, all red with some sublimated I’m a Pepper logos and vintage Dr. Pepper and I’m a Pepper logos on the quarter panel. A+

JJ Yeley #23 We Salute You Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, white, with a patriotic motif on the sides and back. Donation of $10 will get a fallen soldier’s name on the hood and quarter panel. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

Jeff Gordon #24 3M Chevy SS-New design for 2015, silver, with red accents and numbers, with a white hood design that extends over the roof and deck-lid. A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta Chevy SSNo Change A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Pepsi Chevy SS-No Change A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevy SSMuch simpler redesign, with new hood logo and same color scheme A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Panasonic Toughbook Chevy SSNo Change A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta/Fix Auto Chevy SSSame basic Axalta scheme, but with Fix Auto on the side. A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta/Penn State Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, all blue with a slight blue twist design on the sides. B+

Jeff Gordon #24 Red Cross Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, all black with red accents. A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #25

Chase Elliott #25 NAPA Chevy SS-New sponsor and car number for 2015, blue is the primary sponsor, with a yellow design on the side. B

BK RACING #26

Jeb Burton #26 Live Deals Ford Fusion-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, will have similar design as JJ Yeley, but with orange, black, and white. B-

Jeb Burton #26 Maxim Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, white with black lettering. A+

Jeb Burton #26 Maxim Red Toyota CamryRed redesign of the white Maxim scheme, with BK Racing letter circle. A-

Jeb Burton #26 Estes Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, black on top, red stripe down the middle, yellow stripes on bottom. D+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #27

Paul Menard #27 Pittsburgh Paints/Menard’s Chevy SSNo change A

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Serta Chevy SSSame basic scheme as 2014, but with more blue on the sides than last year. C+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Peak Chevy SSSome slight changes to the stripes, and roof F

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Duracel Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, using a black, yellow, and gold version of the Menard’s template. A+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Quaker State Chevy SSNo change C

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/FVP Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, standard Paul Menard Template with silver designs for FVP. A

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Sylvania Chevy SS-Red and yellow version of the Menard’s template. D-

RAB RACING #29

Justin Marks #29 American Born Moonshine Toyota Camry-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, has a wood finished look, with white lettering. A+

TMG RACING #30

Ron Horniday #30 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevy SS-New team and sponsor for 2015. Two-tone green design with white lettering and yellow accents. C-

Ron Horniday #30 Toyota Camry-Matte black with blue and white lettering. A+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #31

Ryan Newman #31 Cat Chevy SSSame color scheme, but the car as a whole has been redesigned A+

Ryan Newman #31 Quicken Loans Chevy SSNo change A

Ryan Newman #31 Granger Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, green, red and white, with some designs on the side. B +

Ryan Newman #31 Caterpillar Throwback Chevy SS-Yellow with black stripes up the center and vintage logos. A+

Ryan Newman #31 Wix Filters Chevy SSNo Change. F

GO FAS RACING #32

Go FAS Racing #32 Keen Parts Ford FusionSimpler redesign and a much simpler color scheme. B+

Go FAS Racing #32 C&J Energy Services Ford FusionSame color scheme, but with a different and much more complex side design F

Mike Bliss #32 Draft Demons Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red and black diagonal stripes with a fire motif at the bottom. A

Mike Bliss #32 King Taco Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red, gold and white, with a circular design on the sides, and vintage lettering on the quarter panels and hood. B+

Mike Bliss #32 Keen Parts/Corvetteparts.net Ford FusionNew design for 2015, light blue has been eliminated entierly, replaced with black and grey. Cutting edge design replaced 1960’s design. F

Mike Bliss #32 Rimrock Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, black with red and green designs on the side. F

Mike Bliss #32 Texas Tech Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red fade to black with a large Texas Tech logo on the back. A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING/CIRCLE SPORT RACING #33

Ty Dillon #33 Yuengling Brewery Chevy SS-New sponsor, red, white, and blue is the primary color scheme. A+

Ty Dillon #33 Cheerios Chevy SS-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, based on Austin Dillon’s Cheerios scheme, but with a Kroger’s logo on the hood. A

Brian Scott #33 White Tail Lodge Chevy SSNo change. D-

Alex Kennedy #33 Dream Factory Chevy SSNo Change. B

Michael Annett #33 Pilot/Flying J Chevy SS-This one requires an explanation. At Atlanta, Michael Annett didn’t get his car through inspection in time, and didn’t get to qualify. Brian Scott offered his ride to Annett that weekend, and so the car was repainted. A+

Alex Kennedy #33 Honor and Remember Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red, yellow, and white, diagonal stripes up the sides, and a flag motif on the hood. B-

Ty Dillon #33 Nexium Chevy SS-Blue and yellow color scheme, yellow on hood, with a right angle design that extends to the door. A-

Ty Dillon #33 Plankton Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, pink with the character’s face on the hood, which fades to blue towards the back. Krabby Patties are located behind the door number, and the character is depicted behind the rear wheel. F

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #34

David Ragan #34 KFC Ford FusionRedesign for 2015, all white front, KFC style stripes on the back. A+

David Ragan #34 CSX Ford FusionSame basic scheme, though the word bubble on the hood has been replaced with a CSX logo. A+

David Ragan #34 Southern Belle Seafood Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, blue, white, and red, follows the “Front Row Motorsports Template” with a stripe that curves above and around the door number, that separates the colors of the car. A+

Chris Buescher #34 A&W Ford FusionNo Change. A+

Brett Moffitt #34 Dockside Logistics Ford FusionNo change. A+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #35

Cole Whitt #35 Speed Stick Gear Ford FusionNo Change A

Cole Whitt #35 Rinnai Filters Ford FusionSame scheme as 2014, different team. A+

Cole Whit #35 Sprouts Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red and blue, with a fruit design on the side. A+

Cole Whitt #35 Ford Fusion-All white with orange and black letters. A+

Cole Whitt #35 Standard Plumbing Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, all white with red oval Standard Plumbing logos. A+

Cole Whitt #35 Tweaker Energy Shot Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015. All black with Tweaker Energy Shot logos on sides and hood. A+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #38

David Gilliland #38 Love’s Travel Stops Ford FusionNo change A

David Gilliland #38 MDS Ford FusionSame scheme as 2014, but different team. A-

David Gilliland #38 The Pete Store Ford FusionAlmost the same as last year, with a slight change in the curve behind the driver letters. A+

David Gilliland #38 Farm Rich Ford FusionNew team for Farm Rich, same scheme as last year. A+

HILLMAN-SMITH MOTORSPORTS #40

Landon Cassill #40 Snap 24-7 Fitness Chevy SSSlight redesign from last year, with the black quarter panel replaced with red. A+

Landon Cassill #40 Cars For Sale Chevy SSNo Change C-

Landon Cassill #40 CRC 1-Tank Renew Chevy SSNo Change. B-

Landon Cassill #40 Percon Chevy SS-All red with Percon logos on the hood and sides. A+

Landon Cassill #40 Newton Business Supplies Chevy SSNew team, same scheme. B-

Landon Cassill #40 CRC Knock’er Loose Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, green with red lettering and a black design on the hood and designs. F

Landon Cassill #40 Link-Belt Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, all black with Link-Belt logos on the sides and hood. A+

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #42

Kyle Larson #42 Target Chevy SSSame basic design as 2014, but with some sponsor changes on the quarter panel. B-

Kyle Larson #42 White Target Chevy SSSame basic design as 2014, but with some sponsor changes on the quarter panel. B-

Kyle Larson #42 Energizer Eco Advanced Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, different stripe color, fewer logos on the side. D

Kyle Larson #42 Axe White Chevy SS-All white with silver Target logos, and silver Axe logos. A

Kyle Larson #42 Viva Vantage Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, dark blue with white lettering, and a wave pattern across the sides. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almoriola #43 Eckrich Ford FusionSame basic design, but with a Nathans logo on the rear. C+

Aric Almirola #43 Smithfield Ford FusionNo change B+

Aric Almirola #43 Fresh From Florida Ford FusionNo Change. F

Aric Almirola #43 STP Ford FusionNo Change. A+

Aric Almirola #43 Smithfield/Cheney Brothers Ford FusionSlight redesign of the Smithfield scheme, with a Cheney Brothers logo B+

TEAM XTREME RACING #44

Reed Sorenson #44 Golden Corral Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, same design as 2015 #36. A

Travis Kvapil #44 Phoenix Warehouse Chevy SSNo Change F

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #46

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J Chevy SS-New car number and design. White is the primary color, with red and yellow accents on the sides and front. A+

Michael Annett #46 Cypress HQ Chevy SSNew team for Cypress in 2015, some slight stripe changes on the quarter panel, and a darker blue. F

Michael Annett #46 Northland Oil Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red with black design and white lettering. D-

Michael Annett #46 Philmor Chevy SS-New Sponsor for 2015, yellow, orange and red, with a series of differing designs on the front, sides and back. F

Michael Annett #46 Allstate Peterbuilt Chevy SS-Same basic scheme as last year, with some slight associate sponsor changes, and a new rear quarter panel. A

Michael Annett #46 Bene-Fit Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, same as Cypress HQ scheme. F

JTG DAUGHTERY RACING #47

AJ Allmendinger #47 Better Than Bullion Chevy SS-New Sponsor for 2015, all black with a gold stripe running down the side. A+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Best Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side. B+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Clorox Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side. A

AJ Allmendinger #47 House Autry Chevy SS-New primary sponsor for 2015, Red sides, with blue roof and posts. A+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Chilli Beans Chevy SS-New sponsor, yellow to orange to yellow fade across whole car. A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Hungry Jack Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side. A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Kingsford Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side. A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Scott Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side. A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Grilling Beans Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side. A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Kroger Chevy SSNo change A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s Chevy SSNew design, bears a resemblance to the old Kobalt tools scheme from 2009. C-

Jimmie Johnson #48 Kobalt Chevy SSNew design, redesigned version of the current Lowe’s scheme. C-

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowes Pro Services Chevy SS-New design for 2015, same as current Lowe’s scheme, but with PRO SERVICES written on hood and quarter panels. C-

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #51

Justin Allgaier #51 Brandt Chevy SSSame primary design, but the door number has reversed colors. A+

Justin Allgaier #51 Switch Hitch/Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy SS-New sponsor set for 2015, all black with yellow and orange stripes that go around the side of the car. D-

Justin Allgaier #51 Flipping Ships Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, dark blue, with a fade from top to bottom, and a sublimated wave design. B+

Justin Allgaier #51 Auto-Owners Insurance Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, redesign of the old scheme. White has been mostly replaced with dark blue and black. B+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #55

Brian Vickers #55 Aaron’s Toyota CamrySame basic design as last year, the nose has been changed, the main blue is slightly darker, and the gold has been replaced with light blue A+

Brett Moffitt #55 Aaron’s 60th Anniversary Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, colors are reversed, new logo on the hood. A+

Brian Vickers #55 Janssen Toyota Camry-Blue, yellow, and orange with a wave pattern across the side. A+

Brett Moffitt #55 Aaron’s/Steve Byrnes Tribute Toyota Camry-Same as Aaron’s but with A fitting tribute to a tragic death. A+

David Ragan #55 Aaron’s/Spongebob Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue to purple fade, yellow on the quarter panel, with Spongebob on the hood. D-

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #62

Brian Scott #62 Shore Lodge Chevy SS-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, Black with white lettering and silver designs. B-

Brendan Gaughn #62 Diathrive Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, black, with a blue and white arch up the side. C+

Brendan Gaughn #62 Chevy SS-Black with red and yellow numbers, A+

Brendan Gaughn #62 Vydox Plus Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, white with a blue fade on the hood and roof, with a red oval on the bottom of the quarter panel. A

Brendan Gaughn #62 Low T Central Chevy SS-All black with Low T Central logos on the hood and quarter panels. A+

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #66

Mike Wallace #66 Crazy Vapors/X8 Energy Gum Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, Hood has Crazy Vapors green stripe design, side has X8 abstract design. F

FURNITURE ROW RACING #78

Martin Truex Jr. #78 Furniture Row Chevy SSNo Change A+

BK RACING #83

Johnny Sauter #83 Dustless Blasting Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, green stripes up the hood and roof, white design with Dr Pepper style door numbers. B-

Matt Dibenedetto #83 Burger King Toyota CamrySlight redesign for 2015, black takes over as primary color, Dr. Pepper design around door numbers. B-

Matt Dibenedetto #83 Dr Pepper Toyota Camry-Same as Burger King. B-

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Nationwide Chevy SSNo Change B+

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevy SSNo major changes,except a Nationwide logo replaces the National Guard logo. D-

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Kelly Blue Book Chevy SSSame basic design but blue has replaced white as the primary color. B

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Mountain Dew Dewshine Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, green background with gold lettering and white front bumper. A+

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Mountain Dew Baja Blast Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, silver front, with black wave pattern on the quarter panel. D-

LEVINE FAMILY RACING #95

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Ford FusionRedesign of last year’s scheme, another example of logo as a stripe pattern. A

Michael McDowell #95 K-Love Ford FusionTemplate has been redesigned, and the city outline on the rear quarterpanel has been removed. A

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Silver Ford Fusion-Redesign of Thrivent Financial scheme, with the logo on the sides removed, and silver replaces the red on the sides. A

Michael McDowell #95 WRL Contractors/Thrivent Financial/Larry the Lobster Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, white with blue and purple stripes on the hood and sides, yellow quarter panel with Larry the Lobster. D-

PHIL PARSONS RACING #98

Josh Wise #98 Phoenix Construction Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, all white with red lettering, and red and black numbers A+

Josh Wise #98 Mike Curb 200th Start Ford Fusion-Same as Phoenix Warehouse, but with a different quarter panel and hood design. A+

Josh Wise #98 Ford Fusion-White with black and red lettering, A+

Josh Wise #98 Steve Byrnes Tribute Ford Fusion-Simple dedication to the memory of Steve Byrnes, who passed away from cancer this season. A+

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Paint Scheme Tracker-May 6, 2015

By David G. Firestone

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #1

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/Beechcraft Chevy SSNo Change-A

Jamie McMurray #1 McDonald’s Chevy SSSame basic scheme, but with a new door design.-B+

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/McDonald’s Chevy SS-Special dual scheme for the Daytona 500, black Cessna on the front, fade to red McDonald’s on the back.-A+

Jamie McMurray #1 Sherwin Williams Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Red, white and blue with a red line down the center, with the top fades blue to white on top, and white to blue on the bottom.-B+

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/Dixie Chopper Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, same as Cessna/Beechcraft scheme A

Jamie McMurray #1 Energizer Eco Advanced Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, same as #42 scheme.  D+

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Ford FusionSame basic design as 2014, but with no gold stripe, vintage Miller Crest, or hop designs on the side.-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford FusionNew redesign, similar in design to Joey Logano’s Shell/Pennzoil Ford, black replaces yellow as the primary color.-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Wurth Ford FusionRedesign from last season, follows the Shell/Pennzoil template.-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, blue Penske template on a black background-C-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Genuine Draft Ford FusionThrowback scheme that ran from 1990-1996-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller High Life Ford FusionBased on the design that Bobby Allison won the 1983 Sprint Cup Championship.-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite/Penske 25th Anniversary Ford Fusion-Same as Miller Lite scheme but with a special design on the hood.  A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 1998 Throwback Ford FusionBased on the 1998 Rusty Wallace scheme, but with some subtle differences.  Different logo on hood and sides, and a layers stripe on the stripes. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 2007 Gold Throwback Ford FusionBased loosely on the 2007 gold scheme raced at the Sprint Unlimited and All-Star Race, new hood logo and designs, door and hood numbers covered by blue.  B-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 2010 Throwback Ford FusionBased on the Miller Lite scheme from 2010, with some changes to accommodate the Gen 6 car.  B-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite/Careers for Veterans Ford Fusion-Same as Miller Lite but with Careers for Veterans on the quarter panel.  A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Avaya Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red, white and black Penske template.  A+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 Cheerios Chevy SSNo change-A+

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Chevy SSNo change-B+

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevy SSNo Change-F

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Chevy SSNo Change-A-

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Energy and Water Chevy SSNo change B-

Austin Dillon #3 Dow/WeatherTech Chevy SS-Same scheme as Dow B+

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser Chevy SSNo change-A

Kevin Harvick #4 Jimmie Johns Chevy SSNo change-A

Kevin Harvick #4 Outback SteakhouseNo Change-A

Kevin Harvick #4 Ditech Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, blue, and white is the primary color scheme-A+

Kevin Harvick #4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, green, red, and white color scheme with a series of geometrical shapes across the side.  F

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #5

Kasey Kahne #5 Great Clips Chevy SSNo Change-D+

Kasey Kahne #5 Time Warner Cable Chevy SSNo Change-C

Kasey Kahne #5 Farmers Insurance Chevy SSComplete redesign from last year, black, and dark blue replaces light blue and silver, and the design has been completely revamped.-C+

Kasey Kahne #5 Liftmaster Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red and white redesign of the Time Warner scheme.-C+

Kasey Kahne #5 Pepsi Chevy SSNo change-B+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Trevor Bayne #6 Advocare Ford Fusion-New team, new sponsor, red, white and blue is the color scheme.-A+

TOMMY BALDWIN RACING #7

Alex Bowman #7 Nikko/Toy State Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Red borders a blue design on the sides and hood.-D-

Alex Bowman #7 Accell Construction Chevy SSNo change.  C-

Alex Bowman #7 DOC 360 Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, all black with DOC 360 logos on front and sides.  A+

Alex Bowman #7 Chevy SS-All black with white numbers.  A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #9

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Twisted Tea Ford FusionNo Change-A

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Camping World/Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor set for 2015, a redesign of the Fresh From Florida #43 scheme.-F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as Camping World Scheme, but with a darker green.-F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Medallion Bank/Mercury Marine Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as Camping World Scheme, but with a red, white and blue as a color scheme.-B+

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Lyons Financial Ford FusionRedesign of the Medallion Bank scheme, with a Lyons Financial logo on the hood. F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Nature Blast/Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, light green and dark green diagonal stripes up the side.  F

STEWART-HAAS RACING #10

Danica Patrick #10 Aspen Dental Chevy SSSame basic design as last year, but the blue ovals on the white are more pronounced.-C

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Chevy SSNew redesign with more black and less orange.-F

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy/TaxAct Chevy SS-New sponsor combo for the Sprint Unlimited, front of the car retains traditional GoDaddy design, whereas back quarter panel is TaxAct-C-

Danica Patrick #10 TaxAct Chevy SS-One race sponsor, will run at Martinsville in March, red, white and black scheme, with diagonal design up the doors.-C-

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota CamryNew redesign with a much simpler front and more design on the sides.-A+

Denny Hamln #11 FedEx Office Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express-A+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Freight Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express-A+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Ground Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express-A+

Denny Hamlin #11 SportClips Toyota CamryNew redesign with a new door design-C-

GERMAIN RACING #13

Casey Mears #13 Geico Chevy SSNo Change.-D-

Casey Mears #13 Geico/Squidward Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, blue and aqua with a Squidward tentacles motif.  F

STEWART-HAAS RACING #14

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy SSSame color scheme as last year, but with a new design on the side.-C+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy SSSame color scheme as last year, but with a new design on the side.-C+

Tony Stewart #14 Code 3 Associates/Mobil1 Chevy SSNo Change-C+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Rush Truck Centers Chevy SSNo Change A+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops American Salute Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, white takes over for blue as the primary color, scheme is much simpler.  A-

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

Clint Bowyer #15 5 Hour Energy Toyota CamryNo Change-B+

Clint Bowyer #15 Peak Toyota CamryNo Change-B

Clint Bowyer #15 Maxwell House Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue with orange and white wave designs on bottom.  A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #16

Greg Biffle #16 Cheez Its Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red with a cheese colored stripe and crackers on the side.-A+

Greg Biffle #16 Clean Harbors Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red white and black design-A-

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Fire Ant Killer Ford FusionNo change-A-

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Home Defense Ford Fusion-New sponsor, white design with a red and yellow stripe on the bottom, with a net design on the side.-A

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Bug-B-Gon Ford Fusion-New sponsor, new design, red, black, and white is the primary color scheme.-A+

Greg Biffle #16 Cheez It/Patrick Starr Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red with an underwater motif and Patrick Starr on the hood.  F

Greg Biffle #16 Safety Kleen Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, green, yellow, white, and black with an overly complex design on the sides. F

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fastenal Ford Fusion-New primary sponsor, blue, and white is the color scheme.-A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fifth-Third Bank Ford FusionSame color scheme as 2014, but with a new, simpler side design.-A+

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 NOS Ford FusionSame color scheme as 2014, but with an updated design.-B-

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Zest Ford FusionNo Change.-F

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota CamryNo Change-F-

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Crispy Toyota Camry-New design for 2015, with a green background and more emphasis on M&M’s Crispy, as well as a new hood logo.-B-

David Ragan #18 Snickers Xtreme Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, brown with a series of fades around the Xtreme logo.-D+

Kyle Busch #18 Pedigree Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, orange with white and blue on the bottom.  A+

Erik Jones #18 M&M’s Red Nose Day Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, yellow with red noses replacing most of the M&M designs.  Red Nose Day is an event to raise money for kids in poverty by having fun via a telethon staring a lot of comedians and stars. A+

JOE GIBBS RACING #19

Carl Edwards #19 Stanley Toyota Camry-New team and new sponsor, yellow, black, and white is the color scheme.-B+

Carl Edwards #19 Aaris Toyota Camry-New team and new sponsor, reddish orange with the Aaris logo used as part of the side stripe.-A

Carl Edwards #19 Comcast Business Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue, silver and white, with a stripe that starts on the bottom, covers the car number, and takes over the top at the back.

Carl Edwards #19 SportClips Toyota Camry-New sponsor, same design as Denny Hamlin.-C-

Carl Edwards #19 Subway Toyota CamryNew sponsor for Joe Gibbs, much simpler design.-A+

Carl Edwards #19 Stanley/Cook’s Children’s Hospital Toyota CamrySlight redesign of the Stanley scheme, with one paitent name from each state on the car. B+

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Matt Kenseth #20 DeWalt Toyota Camry-New sponsor, black, green, yellow, and white is the color scheme.-A+

Matt Kenseth #20 Dollar General Toyota CamryMuch simpler than the 2014 scheme, with fewer side designs.-A

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Ryan Blaney #21 Motorcraft/Quicklane Ford FusionNo Change-A+

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford FusionNo change-D

Joey Logano #22 AAA Ford FusionThe AAA logo has been straightened up in 2015.-D

Joey Logano #22 Southern California AAA Ford FusionRedesign of the AAA scheme, with Southern California AAA logo in place of the standard AAA logo.-D

Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Platnum Ford FusionNo Change-F

Joey Logano #22 Auto Trader.com Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015 Ford Fusion-Redesign using the Penske Template. D-

Joey Logano #22 Snap On Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015, scheme mirrors that of Cruz Pedregon’s funny car.  A+

BK RACING #23

J.J. Yeley #23 Dr. Pepper/Maxim Fantasy Sports Toyota Camry-New sponsor for the Daytona 500.  Black on top, white on the bottom, red stripe in between,  Dr Pepper style logo on the door number.-B-

JJ Yeley #23 Dr Pepper Toyota CamrySlight redesign for 2015, car keeps the red on top, new number design, and white on bottom.-B-

J.J. Yeley #23 American Cancer Society Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, white, red and blue with a supplanted design on the blue, and a thunderbolt motif. C-

Alex Bowman #23 Dr. Pepper Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, all red with some sublamnted I’m a Pepper logos and vintage Dr. Pepper and I’m a Pepper logos on the quarter panel. A+

JJ Yeley #23 We Salute You Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, white, with a patriotic motif on the sides and back.  Donation of $10 will get a fallen soldier’s name on the hood and quarter panel.  A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

Jeff Gordon #24 3M Chevy SS-New design for 2015, silver, with red accents and numbers, with a white hood design that extends over the roof and deck-lid.-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta Chevy SSNo Change-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Pepsi Chevy SS-No Change-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevy SSMuch simpler redesign, with new hood logo and same color scheme-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Panasonic Toughbook Chevy SSNo Change-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta/Fix Auto Chevy SSSame basic Axalta scheme, but with Fix Auto on the side.-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta/Penn State Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, all blue with a slight blue twist design on the sides. B+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #25

Chase Elliott #25 NAPA Chevy SS-New sponsor and car number for 2015, blue is the primary sponsor, with a yellow design on the side.-B

BK RACING #26

Jeb Burton #26 Live Deals Ford Fusion-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, will have similar design as JJ Yeley, but with orange, black, and white.-B-

Jeb Burton #26 Maxim Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, white with black lettering.-A+

Jeb Burton #26 Maxim Red Toyota CamryRed redesign of the white Maxim scheme, with BK Racing letter circle. A-

Jeb Burton #26 Estes Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, black on top, red stripe down the middle, yellow stripes on bottom.  D+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #27

Paul Menard #27 Pittsburgh Paints/Menard’s Chevy SSNo change-A

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Serta Chevy SSSame basic scheme as 2014, but with more blue on the sides than last year.-C+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Peak Chevy SSSome slight changes to the stripes, and roof-F

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Duracel Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, using a black, yellow, and gold version of the Menard’s template.-A+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Quaker State Chevy SSNo change-C

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/FVP Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, standard Paul Menard Template with silver designs for FVP. -A

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Sylvania Chevy SS-Red and yellow version of the Menard’s template.  D-

RAB RACING #29

Justin Marks #29 American Born Moonshine Toyota Camry-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, has a wood finished look, with white lettering.-A+

TMG RACING #30

Ron Horniday #30 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevy SS-New team and sponsor for 2015. Two-tone green design with white lettering and yellow accents.-C-

Ron Horniday #30 Toyota Camry-Matte black with blue and white lettering. A+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #31

Ryan Newman #31 Cat Chevy SSSame color scheme, but the car as a whole has been redesigned-A+

Ryan Newman #31 Quicken Loans Chevy SSNo change-A

Ryan Newman #31 Granger Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, green, red and white, with some designs on the side.-B+

Ryan Newman #31 Caterpillar Throwback Chevy SS-Yellow with black stripes up the center and vintage logos.  A+

Ryan Newman #31 Wix Filters Chevy SSNo Change.  F

GO FAS RACING #32

Go FAS Racing #32 Keen Parts Ford FusionSimpler redesign and a much simpler color scheme.-B+

Go FAS Racing #32 C&J Energy Services Ford FusionSame color scheme, but with a different and much more complex side design-F

Mike Bliss #32 Draft Demons Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red and black diagonal stripes with a fire motif at the bottom.-A

Mike Bliss #32 King Taco Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red, gold and white, with a circular design on the sides, and vintage lettering on the quarter panels and hood.-B+

Mike Bliss #32 Keen Parts/Corvetteparts.net Ford FusionNew design for 2015, light blue has been eliminated entierly, replaced with black and grey.  Cutting edge design replaced 1960’s design.  F

Mike Bliss #32 Rimrock Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, black with red and green designs on the side.  F

Mike Bliss #32 Texas Tech Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red fade to black with a large Texas Tech logo on the back.  A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING/CIRCLE SPORT RACING #33

Ty Dillon #33 Yuengling Brewery Chevy SS-New sponsor, red, white, and blue is the primary color scheme.-A+

Ty Dillon #33 Cheerios Chevy SS-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, based on Austin Dillon’s Cheerios scheme, but with a Kroger’s logo on the hood.-A

Brian Scott #33 White Tail Lodge Chevy SSNo change.-D-

Alex Kennedy #33 Dream Factory Chevy SSNo Change. B

Michael Annett #33 Pilot/Flying J Chevy SS-This one requires an explanation.  At Atlanta, Michael Annett didn’t get his car through inspection in time, and didn’t get to qualify.   Brian Scott offered his ride to Annett that weekend, and so the car was repainted. -A+

Alex Kennedy #33 Honor and Remember Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red, yellow, and white, diagonal stripes up the sides, and a flag motif on the hood.  B-

Ty Dillon #33 Nexium Chevy SS-Blue and yellow color scheme, yellow on hood, with a right angle design that extends to the door.  A-

Ty Dillon #33 Plankton Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, pink with the character’s face on the hood, which fades to blue towards the back.  Krabby Patties are located behind the door number, and the character is depicted behind the rear wheel.  F

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #34

David Ragan #34 KFC Ford FusionRedesign for 2015, all white front, KFC style stripes on the back.-A+

David Ragan #34 CSX Ford FusionSame basic scheme, though the word bubble on the hood has been replaced with a CSX logo. -A+

David Ragan #34 Southern Belle Seafood Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, blue, white, and red, follows the “Front Row Motorsports Template” with a stripe that curves above and around the door number, that separates the colors of the car.-A+

Chris Buescher #34 A&W Ford FusionNo Change. A+

Brett Moffitt #34 Dockside Logistics Ford FusionNo change. A+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #35

Cole Whitt #35 Speed Stick Gear Ford FusionNo Change-A

Cole Whitt #35 Rinnai Filters Ford FusionSame scheme as 2014, different team.-A+

Cole Whit #35 Sprouts Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red and blue, with a fruit design on the side.-A+

Cole Whitt #35 Ford Fusion-All white with orange and black letters. A+

Cole Whitt #35 Standard Plumbing Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, all white with red oval Standard Plumbing logos.  A+

Cole Whitt #35 Tweaker Energy Shot Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015.  All black with Tweaker Energy Shot logos on sides and hood. A+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #38

David Gilliland #38 Love’s Travel Stops Ford FusionNo change-A

David Gilliland #38 MDS Ford FusionSame scheme as 2014, but different team.-A-

David Gilliland #38 The Pete Store Ford FusionAlmost the same as last year, with a slight change in the curve behind the driver letters.  A+

David Gilliland #38 Farm Rich Ford FusionNew team for Farm Rich, same scheme as last year. A+

HILLMAN-SMITH MOTORSPORTS #40

Landon Cassill #40 Snap 24-7 Fitness Chevy SSSlight redesign from last year, with the black quarter panel replaced with red.-A+

Landon Cassill #40 Cars For Sale Chevy SSNo Change-C-

Landon Cassill #40 CRC 1-Tank Renew Chevy SSNo Change.-B-

Landon Cassill #40 Percon Chevy SS-All red with Percon logos on the hood and sides.-A+

Landon Cassill #40 Newton Business Supplies Chevy SSNew team, same scheme. B-

Landon Cassill #40 CRC Knock’er Loose Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, green with red lettering and a black design on the hood and designs. F

Landon Cassill #40 Link-Belt Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, all black with Link-Belt logos on the sides and hood.  A+

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #42

Kyle Larson #42 Target Chevy SSSame basic design as 2014, but with some sponsor changes on the quarter panel.-B-

Kyle Larson #42 White Target Chevy SSSame basic design as 2014, but with some sponsor changes on the quarter panel.-B-

Kyle Larson #42 Energizer Eco Advanced Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, different stripe color, fewer logos on the side.-D

Kyle Larson #42 Axe White Chevy SS-All white with silver Target logos, and silver Axe logos.  A

Kyle Larson #42 Viva Vantage Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, dark blue with white lettering, and a wave pattern across the sides.  A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almoriola #43 Eckrich Ford FusionSame basic design, but with a Nathans logo on the rear.-C+

Aric Almirola #43 Smithfield Ford FusionNo change-B+

Aric Almirola #43 Fresh From Florida Ford FusionNo Change.-F

Aric Almirola #43 STP Ford FusionNo Change.-A+

Aric Almirola #43 Smithfield/Cheney Brothers Ford FusionSlight redesign of the Smithfield scheme, with a Cheney Brothers logo.  B+

TEAM XTREME RACING #44

Reed Sorenson #44 Golden Corral Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, same design as 2015 #36.-A

Travis Kvapil #44 Phoenix Warehouse Chevy SSNo Change-F

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #46

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J Chevy SS-New car number and design. White is the primary color, with red and yellow accents on the sides and front.-A+

Michael Annett #46 Cypress HQ Chevy SSNew team for Cypress in 2015, some slight stripe changes on the quarter panel, and a darker blue.-F

Michael Annett #46 Northland Oil Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red with black design and white lettering.  D-

Michael Annett #46 Philmor Chevy SS-New Sponsor for 2015, yellow, orange and red, with a series of differing designs on the front, sides and back. F

Michael Annett #46 Bene-Fit Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, same as Cypress HQ scheme.  F

JTG DAUGHTERY RACING #47

AJ Allmendinger #47 Better Than Bullion Chevy SS-New Sponsor for 2015, all black with a gold stripe running down the side.-A+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Best Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-B+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Clorox Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 House Autry Chevy SS-New primary sponsor for 2015,  Red sides, with blue roof and posts.-A+

AJ  Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Chilli Beans Chevy SS-New sponsor, yellow to orange to yellow fade across whole car.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Hungry Jack Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Kingsford Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Scott Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Grilling Beans Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Kroger Chevy SSNo change-A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s Chevy SSNew design, bears a resemblance to the old Kobalt tools scheme from 2009.-C-

Jimmie Johnson #48 Kobalt Chevy SSNew design, redesigned version of the current Lowe’s scheme.-C-

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowes Pro Services Chevy SS-New design for 2015, same as current Lowe’s scheme, but with PRO SERVICES written on hood and quarter panels.-C-

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #51

Justin Allgaier #51 Brandt Chevy SSSame primary design, but the door number has reversed colors.-A+

Justin Allgaier #51 Switch Hitch/Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy SS-New sponsor set for 2015, all black with yellow and orange stripes that go around the side of the car.  D-

Justin Allgaier #51 Flipping Ships Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, dark blue, with a fade from top to bottom, and a sublimated wave design, B+

Justin Allgaier #51 Auto-Owners Insurance Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, redesign of the old scheme.  White has been mostly replaced with dark blue and black.  B+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #55

Brian Vickers #55 Aaron’s Toyota CamrySame basic design as last year, the nose has been changed, the main blue is slightly darker, and the gold has been replaced with light blue-A+

Brett Moffitt #55 Aaron’s 60th Anniversary Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, colors are reversed, new logo on the hood.-A+

Brian Vickers #55 Janssen Toyota Camry-Blue, yellow, and orange with a wave pattern across the side.-A+

Brett Moffitt #55 Aaron’s/Steve Byrnes Tribute Toyota Camry-Same as Aaron’s but with A fitting tribute to a tragic death. A+

David Ragan #55 Aaron’s/Spongebob Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue to purple fade, yellow on the quarter panel, with Spongebob on the hood.  D-

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #62

Brian Scott #62 Shore Lodge Chevy SS-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, Black with white lettering and silver designs.-B-

Brendan Gaughn #62 Diathrive Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, black, with a blue and white arch up the side.  C+

Brendan Gaughn #62 Chevy SS-Black with red and yellow numbers, A+

Brendan Gaughn #62 Vydox Plus Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, white with a blue fade on the hood and roof, with a red oval on the bottom of the quarter panel. A

Brendan Gaughn #62 Low T Central Chevy SS-All black with Low T Central logos on the hood and quarter panels.  A+

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #66

Mike Wallace #66 Crazy Vapors/X8 Energy Gum Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, Hood has Crazy Vapors green stripe design, side has X8 abstract design.-F

FURNITURE ROW RACING #78

Martin Truex Jr. #78 Furniture Row Chevy SSNo Change-A+

BK RACING #83

Johnny Sauter #83 Dustless Blasting Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, green stripes up the hood and roof, white design with Dr Pepper style door numbers.-B-

Matt Dibenedetto #83 Burger King Toyota CamrySlight redesign for 2015, black takes over as primary color, Dr. Pepper design around door numbers.-B-

Matt Dibenedetto #83 Dr Pepper Toyota Camry-Same as Burger King. B-

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Nationwide Chevy SSNo Change-B+

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevy SSNo major changes,except a Nationwide logo replaces the National Guard logo.-D-

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Kelly Blue Book Chevy SSSame basic design but blue has replaced white as the primary color.-B

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Mountain Dew Dewshine Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, green background with gold lettering and white front bumper.-A+

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Mountain Dew Baja Blast Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, silver front, with black wave pattern on the quarter panel.  D-

LEVINE FAMILY RACING #95

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Ford FusionRedesign of last year’s scheme, another example of logo as a stripe pattern.-A

Michael McDowell #95 K-Love Ford FusionTemplate has been redesigned, and the city outline on the rear quarterpanel has been removed.-A

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Silver Ford Fusion-Redesign of Thrivent Financial scheme, with the logo on the sides removed, and silver replaces the red on the sides. A

Michael McDowell #95 WRL Contractors/Thrivent Financial/Larry the Lobster Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, white with blue and purple stripes on the hood and sides, yellow quarterpanel with Larry the Lobster.  D-

PHIL PARSONS RACING #98

Josh Wise #98 Phoenix Construction Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, all white with red lettering, and red and black numbers-A+

Josh Wise #98 Mike Curb 200th Start Ford Fusion-Same as Phoenix Warehouse, but with a different quarter panel and hood design.-A+

Josh Wise #98 Ford Fusion-White with black and red lettering, A+

Josh Wise #98 Steve Byrnes Tribute Ford Fusion-Simple dedication to the memory of Steve Byrnes, who passed away from cancer this season.  A+

Paint Scheme Tracker-March 29, 2015

By David G. Firestone

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #1

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/Beechcraft Chevy SSNo Change-A

Jamie McMurray #1 McDonald’s Chevy SSSame basic scheme, but with a new door design.-B+

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/McDonald’s Chevy SS-Special dual scheme for the Daytona 500, black Cessna on the front, fade to red McDonald’s on the back.-A+

Jamie McMurray #1 Sherwin Williams Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Red, white and blue with a red line down the center, with the top fades blue to white on top, and white to blue on the bottom.-B+

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/Dixie Chopper Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, same as Cessna/Beechcraft scheme A

Jamie McMurray #1 Energizer Eco Advanced Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, same as #42 scheme.  D+

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Ford FusionSame basic design as 2014, but with no gold stripe, vintage Miller Crest, or hop designs on the side.-A++

Brad Keselowski #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford FusionNew redesign, similar in design to Joey Logano’s Shell/Pennzoil Ford, black replaces yellow as the primary color.-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Wurth Ford FusionRedesign from last season, follows the Shell/Pennzoil template.-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, blue Penske template on a black background-C-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Genuine Draft Ford FusionThrowback scheme that ran from 1990-1996-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller High Life Ford FusionBased on the design that Bobby Allison won the 1983 Sprint Cup Championship.-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite/Penske 25th Anniversary Ford Fusion-Same as Miller Lite scheme but with a special design on the hood.  A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 1998 Throwback Ford FusionBased on the 1998 Rusty Wallace scheme, but with some subtle differences.  Different logo on hood and sides, and a layers stripe on the stripes. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 2007 Gold Throwback Ford FusionBased loosely on the 2007 gold scheme raced at the Sprint Unlimited and All-Star Race, new hood logo and designs, door and hood numbers covered by blue.  B-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 2010 Throwback Ford FusionBased on the Miller Lite scheme from 2010, with some changes to accommodate the Gen 6 car.  B-

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 Cheerios Chevy SSNo change-A+

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Chevy SSNo change-B+

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevy SSNo Change-F

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Chevy SSNo Change-A-

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Energy and Water Chevy SSNo change B-

Austin Dillon #3 Dow/WeatherTech Chevy SS-Same scheme as Dow B+

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser Chevy SSNo change-A

Kevin Harvick #4 Jimmie Johns Chevy SSNo change-A

Kevin Harvick #4 Outback SteakhouseNo Change-A

Kevin Harvick #4 Ditech Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, blue, and white is the primary color scheme-A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #5

Kasey Kahne #5 Great Clips Chevy SSNo Change-D+

Kasey Kahne #5 Time Warner Cable Chevy SSNo Change-C

Kasey Kahne #5 Farmers Insurance Chevy SSComplete redesign from last year, black, and dark blue replaces light blue and silver, and the design has been completely revamped.-C+

Kasey Kahne #5 Liftmaster Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red and white redesign of the Time Warner scheme.-C+

Kasey Kahne #5 Pepsi Chevy SSNo change-B+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Trevor Bayne #6 Advocare Ford Fusion-New team, new sponsor, red, white and blue is the color scheme.-A+

TOMMY BALDWIN RACING #7

Alex Bowman #7 Nikko/Toy State Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Red borders a blue design on the sides and hood.-D-

Alex Bowman #7 Accell Construction Chevy SSNo change.  C-

Alex Bowman #7 DOC 360 Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, all black with DOC 360 logos on front and sides.  A+

Alex Bowman #7 Chevy SS-All black with white numbers.  A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #9

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Twisted Tea Ford FusionNo Change-A

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Camping World/Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor set for 2015, a redesign of the Fresh From Florida #43 scheme.-F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as Camping World Scheme, but with a darker green.-F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Medallion Bank/Mercury Marine Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as Camping World Scheme, but with a red, white and blue as a color scheme.-B+

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Lyons Financial Ford FusionRedesign of the Medallion Bank scheme, with a Lyons Financial logo on the hood. F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Nature Blast/Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, light green and dark green diagonal stripes up the side.  F

STEWART-HAAS RACING #10

Danica Patrick #10 Aspen Dental Chevy SSSame basic design as last year, but the blue ovals on the white are more pronounced.-C

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Chevy SSNew redesign with more black and less orange.-F

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy/TaxAct Chevy SS-New sponsor combo for the Sprint Unlimited, front of the car retains traditional GoDaddy design, whereas back quarter panel is TaxAct-C-

Danica Patrick #10 TaxAct Chevy SS-One race sponsor, will run at Martinsville in March, red, white and black scheme, with diagonal design up the doors.-C-

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota CamryNew redesign with a much simpler front and more design on the sides.-A+

Denny Hamln #11 FedEx Office Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express-A+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Freight Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express-A+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Ground Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express-A+

Denny Hamlin #11 SportClips Toyota CamryNew redesign with a new door design-C-

GERMAIN RACING #13

Casey Mears #13 Geico Chevy SSNo Change.-D-

STEWART-HAAS RACING #14

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy SSSame color scheme as last year, but with a new design on the side.-C+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy SSSame color scheme as last year, but with a new design on the side.-C+

Tony Stewart #14 Code 3 Associates/Mobil1 Chevy SSNo Change-C+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Rush Truck Centers Chevy SSNo Change A+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

Clint Bowyer #15 5 Hour Energy Toyota CamryNo Change-B+

Clint Bowyer #15 Peak Toyota CamryNo Change-B

Clint Bowyer #15 Maxwell House Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue with orange and white wave designs on bottom.  A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #16

Greg Biffle #16 Cheez Its Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red with a cheese colored stripe and crackers on the side.-A+

Greg Biffle #16 Clean Harbors Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red white and black design-A-

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Fire Ant Killer Ford FusionNo change-A-

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Home Defense Ford Fusion-New sponsor, white design with a red and yellow stripe on the bottom, with a net design on the side.-A

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Bug-B-Gon Ford Fusion-New sponsor, new design, red, black, and white is the primary color scheme.-A+

Greg Biffle #16 Safety Kleen Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, green, yellow, white, and black with an overly complex design on the sides. F

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fastenal Ford Fusion-New primary sponsor, blue, and white is the color scheme.-A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fifth-Third Bank Ford FusionSame color scheme as 2014, but with a new, simpler side design.-A+

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 NOS Ford FusionSame color scheme as 2014, but with an updated design.-B-

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Zest Ford FusionNo Change.-F

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota CamryNo Change-F-

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Crispy Toyota Camry-New design for 2015, with a green background and more emphasis on M&M’s Crispy, as well as a new hood logo.-B-

David Ragan #18 Snickers Xtreme Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, brown with a series of fades around the Xtreme logo.-D+

JOE GIBBS RACING #19

Carl Edwards #19 Stanley Toyota Camry-New team and new sponsor, yellow, black, and white is the color scheme.-B+

Carl Edwards #19 Aaris Toyota Camry-New team and new sponsor, reddish orange with the Aaris logo used as part of the side stripe.-A

Carl Edwards #19 Comcast Business Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue, silver and white, with a stripe that starts on the bottom, covers the car number, and takes over the top at the back.

Carl Edwards #19 SportClips Toyota Camry-New sponsor, same design as Denny Hamlin.-C-

Carl Edwards #19 Subway Toyota CamryNew sponsor for Joe Gibbs, much simpler design.-A+

Carl Edwards #19 Stanley/Cook’s Children’s Hospital Toyota CamrySlight redesign of the Stanley scheme, with one paitent name from each state on the car. B+

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Matt Kenseth #20 DeWalt Toyota Camry-New sponsor, black, green, yellow, and white is the color scheme.-A+

Matt Kenseth #20 Dollar General Toyota CamryMuch simpler than the 2014 scheme, with fewer side designs.-A

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Ryan Blaney #21 Motorcraft/Quicklane Ford FusionNo Change-A+

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford FusionNo change-D

Joey Logano #22 AAA Ford FusionThe AAA logo has been straightened up in 2015.-D

Joey Logano #22 Southern California AAA Ford FusionRedesign of the AAA scheme, with Southern California AAA logo in place of the standard AAA logo.-D

Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Platnum Ford FusionNo Change-F

Joey Logano #22 Auto Trader.com Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015 Ford Fusion-Redesign using the Penske Template. D-

BK RACING #23

J.J. Yeley #23 Dr. Pepper/Maxim Fantasy Sports Toyota Camry-New sponsor for the Daytona 500.  Black on top, white on the bottom, red stripe in between,  Dr Pepper style logo on the door number.-B-

JJ Yeley #23 Dr Pepper Toyota CamrySlight redesign for 2015, car keeps the red on top, new number design, and white on bottom.-B-

J.J. Yeley #23 American Cancer Society Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, white, red and blue with a supplanted design on the blue, and a thunderbolt motif. C-

Alex Bowman #23 Dr. Pepper Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, all red with some sublamnted I’m a Pepper logos and vintage Dr. Pepper and I’m a Pepper logos on the quarter panel. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

Jeff Gordon #24 3M Chevy SS-New design for 2015, silver, with red accents and numbers, with a white hood design that extends over the roof and deck-lid.-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta Chevy SSNo Change-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Pepsi Chevy SS-No Change-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevy SSMuch simpler redesign, with new hood logo and same color scheme-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Panasonic Toughbook Chevy SSNo Change-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta/Fix Auto Chevy SSSame basic Axalta scheme, but with Fix Auto on the side.-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta/Penn State Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, all blue with a slight blue twist design on the sides. B+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #25

Chase Elliott #25 NAPA Chevy SS-New sponsor and car number for 2015, blue is the primary sponsor, with a yellow design on the side.-B

BK RACING #26

Jeb Burton #26 Live Deals Ford Fusion-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, will have similar design as JJ Yeley, but with orange, black, and white.-B-

Jeb Burton #26 Maxim Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, white with black lettering.-A+

Jeb Burton #26 Maxim Red Toyota CamryRed redesign of the white Maxim scheme, with BK Racing letter circle. A-

Jeb Burton #26 Estes Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, black on top, red stripe down the middle, yellow stripes on bottom.  D+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #27

Paul Menard #27 Pittsburgh Paints/Menard’s Chevy SSNo change-A

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Serta Chevy SSSame basic scheme as 2014, but with more blue on the sides than last year.-C+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Peak Chevy SSSome slight changes to the stripes, and roof-F

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Duracel Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, using a black, yellow, and gold version of the Menard’s template.-A+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Quaker State Chevy SSNo change-C

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/FVP Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, standard Paul Menard Template with silver designs for FVP. -A

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Sylvania Chevy SS-Red and yellow version of the Menard’s template.  D-

RAB RACING #29

Justin Marks #29 American Born Moonshine Toyota Camry-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, has a wood finished look, with white lettering.-A+

TMG RACING #30

Ron Horniday #30 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevy SS-New team and sponsor for 2015. Two-tone green design with white lettering and yellow accents.-C-

Ron Horniday #30 Toyota Camry-Matte black with blue and white lettering. A+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #31

Ryan Newman #31 Cat Chevy SSSame color scheme, but the car as a whole has been redesigned-A+

Ryan Newman #31 Quicken Loans Chevy SSNo change-A

Ryan Newman #31 Granger Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, green, red and white, with some designs on the side.-B+

Ryan Newman #31 Caterpillar Throwback Chevy SS-Yellow with black stripes up the center and vintage logos.  A+

Ryan Newman #31 Wix Filters Chevy SSNo Change.  F

GO FAS RACING #32

Go FAS Racing #32 Keen Parts Ford FusionSimpler redesign and a much simpler color scheme.-B+

Go FAS Racing #32 C&J Energy Services Ford FusionSame color scheme, but with a different and much more complex side design-F

Mike Bliss #32 Draft Demons Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red and black diagonal stripes with a fire motif at the bottom.-A

Mike Bliss #32 King Taco Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red, gold and white, with a circular design on the sides, and vintage lettering on the quarter panels and hood.-B+

Mike Bliss #32 Keen Parts/Corvetteparts.net Ford FusionNew design for 2015, light blue has been eliminated entierly, replaced with black and grey.  Cutting edge design replaced 1960’s design.  F

Mike Bliss #32 Rimrock Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, black with red and green designs on the side.  F

Mike Bliss #32 Texas Tech Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red fade to black with a large Texas Tech logo on the back.  A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING/CIRCLE SPORT RACING #33

Ty Dillon #33 Yuengling Brewery Chevy SS-New sponsor, red, white, and blue is the primary color scheme.-A+

Ty Dillon #33 Cheerios Chevy SS-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, based on Austin Dillon’s Cheerios scheme, but with a Kroger’s logo on the hood.-A

Brian Scott #33 White Tail Lodge Chevy SSNo change.-D-

Alex Kennedy #33 Dream Factory Chevy SSNo Change. B

Michael Annett #33 Pilot/Flying J Chevy SS-This one requires an explanation.  At Atlanta, Michael Annett didn’t get his car through inspection in time, and didn’t get to qualify.   Brian Scott offered his ride to Annett that weekend, and so the car was repainted. -A+

Alex Kennedy #33 Honor and Remember Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red, yellow, and white, diagonal stripes up the sides, and a flag motif on the hood.  B-

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #34

David Ragan #34 KFC Ford FusionRedesign for 2015, all white front, KFC style stripes on the back.-A+

David Ragan #34 CSX Ford FusionSame basic scheme, though the word bubble on the hood has been replaced with a CSX logo. -A+

David Ragan #34 Southern Belle Seafood Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, blue, white, and red, follows the “Front Row Motorsports Template” with a stripe that curves above and around the door number, that separates the colors of the car.-A+

Chris Buescher #34 A&W Ford FusionNo Change. A+

Brett Moffitt #34 Dockside Logistics Ford FusionNo change. A+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #35

Cole Whitt #35 Speed Stick Gear Ford FusionNo Change-A

Cole Whitt #35 Rinnai Filters Ford FusionSame scheme as 2014, different team.-A+

Cole Whit #35 Sprouts Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red and blue, with a fruit design on the side.-A+

Cole Whitt #35 Ford Fusion-All white with orange and black letters. A+

Cole Whitt #35 Standard Plumbing Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, all white with red oval Standard Plumbing logos.  A+

Cole Whitt #35 Tweaker Energy Shot Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015.  All black with Tweaker Energy Shot logos on sides and hood. A+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #38

David Gilliland #38 Love’s Travel Stops Ford FusionNo change-A

David Gilliland #38 MDS Ford FusionSame scheme as 2014, but different team.-A-

David Gilliland #38 The Pete Store Ford FusionAlmost the same as last year, with a slight change in the curve behind the driver letters.  A+

David Gilliland #38 Farm Rich Ford FusionNew team for Farm Rich, same scheme as last year. A+

HILLMAN-SMITH MOTORSPORTS #40

Landon Cassill #40 Snap 24-7 Fitness Chevy SSSlight redesign from last year, with the black quarter panel replaced with red.-A+

Landon Cassill #40 Cars For Sale Chevy SSNo Change-C-

Landon Cassill #40 CRC 1-Tank Renew Chevy SSNo Change.-B-

Landon Cassill #40 Percon Chevy SS-All red with Percon logos on the hood and sides.-A+

Landon Cassill #40 Newton Business Supplies Chevy SSNew team, same scheme. B-

Landon Cassill #40 CRC Knock’er Loose Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, green with red lettering and a black design on the hood and designs. F

Landon Cassill #40 Link-Belt Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, all black with Link-Belt logos on the sides and hood.  A+

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #42

Kyle Larson #42 Target Chevy SSSame basic design as 2014, but with some sponsor changes on the quarter panel.-B-

Kyle Larson #42 White Target Chevy SSSame basic design as 2014, but with some sponsor changes on the quarter panel.-B-

Kyle Larson #42 Energizer Eco Advanced Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, different stripe color, fewer logos on the side.-D

Kyle Larson #42 Axe White Chevy SS-All white with silver Target logos, and silver Axe logos.  A

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almoriola #43 Eckrich Ford FusionSame basic design, but with a Nathans logo on the rear.-C+

Aric Almirola #43 Smithfield Ford FusionNo change-B+

Aric Almirola #43 Fresh From Florida Ford FusionNo Change.-F

Aric Almirola #43 STP Ford FusionNo Change.-A+

Aric Almirola #43 Smithfield/Cheney Brothers Ford FusionSlight redesign of the Smithfield scheme, with a Cheney Brothers logo.  B+

TEAM XTREME RACING #44

Reed Sorenson #44 Golden Corral Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, same design as 2015 #36.-A

Travis Kvapil #44 Phoenix Warehouse Chevy SSNo Change-F

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #46

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J Chevy SS-New car number and design. White is the primary color, with red and yellow accents on the sides and front.-A+

Michael Annett #46 Cypress HQ Chevy SSNew team for Cypress in 2015, some slight stripe changes on the quarter panel, and a darker blue.-F

Michael Annett #46 Northland Oil Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red with black design and white lettering.  D-

Michael Annett #46 Philmor Chevy SS-New Sponsor for 2015, yellow, orange and red, with a series of differing designs on the front, sides and back. F

JTG DAUGHTERY RACING #47

AJ Allmendinger #47 Better Than Bullion Chevy SS-New Sponsor for 2015, all black with a gold stripe running down the side.-A+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Best Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-B+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Clorox Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 House Autry Chevy SS-New primary sponsor for 2015,  Red sides, with blue roof and posts.-A+

AJ  Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Chilli Beans Chevy SS-New sponsor, yellow to orange to yellow fade across whole car.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Hungry Jack Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Kingsford Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Scott Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Grilling Beans Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Kroger Chevy SSNo change-A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s Chevy SSNew design, bears a resemblance to the old Kobalt tools scheme from 2009.-C-

Jimmie Johnson #48 Kobalt Chevy SSNew design, redesigned version of the current Lowe’s scheme.-C-

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowes Pro Services Chevy SS-New design for 2015, same as current Lowe’s scheme, but with PRO SERVICES written on hood and quarter panels.-C-

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #51

Justin Allgaier #51 Brandt Chevy SSSame primary design, but the door number has reversed colors.-A+

Justin Allgaier #51 Switch Hitch/Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy SS-New sponsor set for 2015, all black with yellow and orange stripes that go around the side of the car.  D-

Justin Allgaier #51 Flipping Ships Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, dark blue, with a fade from top to bottom, and a sublimated wave design, B+

Justin Allgaier #51 Auto-Owners Insurance Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, redesign of the old scheme.  White has been mostly replaced with dark blue and black.  B+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #55

Brian Vickers #55 Aaron’s Toyota CamrySame basic design as last year, the nose has been changed, the main blue is slightly darker, and the gold has been replaced with light blue-A+

Brett Moffitt #55 Aaron’s 60th Anniversary Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, colors are reversed, new logo on the hood.-A+

Brian Vickers #55 Janssen Toyota Camry-Blue, yellow, and orange with a wave pattern across the side.-A+

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #62

Brian Scott #62 Shore Lodge Chevy SS-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, Black with white lettering and silver designs.-B-

Brendan Gaughn #62 Diathrive Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, black, with a blue and white arch up the side.  C+

Brendan Gaughn #62 Chevy SS-Black with red and yellow numbers, A+

Brendan Gaughn #62 Vydox Plus Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, white with a blue fade on the hood and roof, with a red oval on the bottom of the quarter panel. A

Brendan Gaughn #62 Low T Central Chevy SS-All black with Low T Central logos on the hood and quarter panels.  A+

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #66

Mike Wallace #66 Crazy Vapors/X8 Energy Gum Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, Hood has Crazy Vapors green stripe design, side has X8 abstract design.-F

FURNITURE ROW RACING #78

Martin Truex Jr. #78 Furniture Row Chevy SSNo Change-A+

BK RACING #83

Johnny Sauter #83 Dustless Blasting Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, green stripes up the hood and roof, white design with Dr Pepper style door numbers.-B-

Matt Dibenedetto #83 Burger King Toyota CamrySlight redesign for 2015, black takes over as primary color, Dr. Pepper design around door numbers.-B-

Matt Dibenedetto #83 Dr Pepper Toyota Camry-Same as Burger King. B-

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Nationwide Chevy SSNo Change-B+

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevy SSNo major changes,except a Nationwide logo replaces the National Guard logo.-D-

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Kelly Blue Book Chevy SSSame basic design but blue has replaced white as the primary color.-B

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Mountain Dew Dewshine Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, green background with gold lettering and white front bumper.-A+

LEVINE FAMILY RACING #95

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Ford FusionRedesign of last year’s scheme, another example of logo as a stripe pattern.-A

Michael McDowell #95 K-Love Ford FusionTemplate has been redesigned, and the city outline on the rear quarterpanel has been removed.-A

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Silver Ford Fusion-Redesign of Thrivent Financial scheme, with the logo on the sides removed, and silver replaces the red on the sides. A

PHIL PARSONS RACING #98

Josh Wise #98 Phoenix Construction Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, all white with red lettering, and red and black numbers-A+

Josh Wise #98 Mike Curb 200th Start Ford Fusion-Same as Phoenix Warehouse, but with a different quarter panel and hood design.-A+

Josh Wise #98 Ford Fusion-White with black and red lettering, A+

Josh Wise #98 Steve Byrnes Tribute Ford Fusion-Simple dedication to the memory of Steve Byrnes, who passed away from cancer this season.  A+

Paint Scheme Tracker-April 22, 2015

By David G. Firestone

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #1

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/Beechcraft Chevy SSNo Change-A

Jamie McMurray #1 McDonald’s Chevy SSSame basic scheme, but with a new door design.-B+

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/McDonald’s Chevy SS-Special dual scheme for the Daytona 500, black Cessna on the front, fade to red McDonald’s on the back.-A+

Jamie McMurray #1 Sherwin Williams Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Red, white and blue with a red line down the center, with the top fades blue to white on top, and white to blue on the bottom.-B+

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/Dixie Chopper Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, same as Cessna/Beechcraft scheme A

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Ford FusionSame basic design as 2014, but with no gold stripe, vintage Miller Crest, or hop designs on the side.-A++

Brad Keselowski #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford FusionNew redesign, similar in design to Joey Logano’s Shell/Pennzoil Ford, black replaces yellow as the primary color.-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Wurth Ford FusionRedesign from last season, follows the Shell/Pennzoil template.-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, blue Penske template on a black background-C-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Genuine Draft Ford FusionThrowback scheme that ran from 1990-1996-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller High Life Ford FusionBased on the design that Bobby Allison won the 1983 Sprint Cup Championship.-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite/Penske 25th Anniversary Ford Fusion-Same as Miller Lite scheme but with a special design on the hood.  A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 1998 Throwback Ford FusionBased on the 1998 Rusty Wallace scheme, but with some subtle differences.  Different logo on hood and sides, and a layers stripe on the stripes. A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 2007 Gold Throwback Ford FusionBased loosely on the 2007 gold scheme raced at the Sprint Unlimited and All-Star Race, new hood logo and designs, door and hood numbers covered by blue.  B-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite 2010 Throwback Ford FusionBased on the Miller Lite scheme from 2010, with some changes to accommodate the Gen 6 car.  B-

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 Cheerios Chevy SSNo change-A+

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Chevy SSNo change-B+

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevy SSNo Change-F

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Chevy SSNo Change-A-

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Energy and Water Chevy SSNo change B-

Austin Dillon #3 Dow/WeatherTech Chevy SS-Same scheme as Dow B+

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser Chevy SSNo change-A

Kevin Harvick #4 Jimmie Johns Chevy SSNo change-A

Kevin Harvick #4 Outback SteakhouseNo Change-A

Kevin Harvick #4 Ditech Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, blue, and white is the primary color scheme-A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #5

Kasey Kahne #5 Great Clips Chevy SSNo Change-D+

Kasey Kahne #5 Time Warner Cable Chevy SSNo Change-C

Kasey Kahne #5 Farmers Insurance Chevy SSComplete redesign from last year, black, and dark blue replaces light blue and silver, and the design has been completely revamped.-C+

Kasey Kahne #5 Liftmaster Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red and white redesign of the Time Warner scheme.-C+

Kasey Kahne #5 Pepsi Chevy SSNo change-B+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Trevor Bayne #6 Advocare Ford Fusion-New team, new sponsor, red, white and blue is the color scheme.-A+

TOMMY BALDWIN RACING #7

Alex Bowman #7 Nikko/Toy State Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Red borders a blue design on the sides and hood.-D-

Alex Bowman #7 Accell Construction Chevy SSNo change.  C-

Alex Bowman #7 DOC 360 Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, all black with DOC 360 logos on front and sides.  A+

Alex Bowman #7 Chevy SS-All black with white numbers.  A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #9

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Twisted Tea Ford FusionNo Change-A

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Camping World/Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor set for 2015, a redesign of the Fresh From Florida #43 scheme.-F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as Camping World Scheme, but with a darker green.-F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Medallion Bank/Mercury Marine Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as Camping World Scheme, but with a red, white and blue as a color scheme.-B+

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Lyons Financial Ford FusionRedesign of the Medallion Bank scheme, with a Lyons Financial logo on the hood. F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Nature Blast/Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, light green and dark green diagonal stripes up the side.  F

STEWART-HAAS RACING #10

Danica Patrick #10 Aspen Dental Chevy SSSame basic design as last year, but the blue ovals on the white are more pronounced.-C

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Chevy SSNew redesign with more black and less orange.-F

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy/TaxAct Chevy SS-New sponsor combo for the Sprint Unlimited, front of the car retains traditional GoDaddy design, whereas back quarter panel is TaxAct-C-

Danica Patrick #10 TaxAct Chevy SS-One race sponsor, will run at Martinsville in March, red, white and black scheme, with diagonal design up the doors.-C-

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota CamryNew redesign with a much simpler front and more design on the sides.-A+

Denny Hamln #11 FedEx Office Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express-A+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Freight Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express-A+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Ground Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express-A+

Denny Hamlin #11 SportClips Toyota CamryNew redesign with a new door design-C-

GERMAIN RACING #13

Casey Mears #13 Geico Chevy SSNo Change.-D-

STEWART-HAAS RACING #14

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy SSSame color scheme as last year, but with a new design on the side.-C+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy SSSame color scheme as last year, but with a new design on the side.-C+

Tony Stewart #14 Code 3 Associates/Mobil1 Chevy SSNo Change-C+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Rush Truck Centers Chevy SSNo Change A+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

Clint Bowyer #15 5 Hour Energy Toyota CamryNo Change-B+

Clint Bowyer #15 Peak Toyota CamryNo Change-B

Clint Bowyer #15 Maxwell House Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue with orange and white wave designs on bottom.  A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #16

Greg Biffle #16 Cheez Its Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red with a cheese colored stripe and crackers on the side.-A+

Greg Biffle #16 Clean Harbors Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red white and black design-A-

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Fire Ant Killer Ford FusionNo change-A-

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Home Defense Ford Fusion-New sponsor, white design with a red and yellow stripe on the bottom, with a net design on the side.-A

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Bug-B-Gon Ford Fusion-New sponsor, new design, red, black, and white is the primary color scheme.-A+

Greg Biffle #16 Safety Kleen Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, green, yellow, white, and black with an overly complex design on the sides. F

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fastenal Ford Fusion-New primary sponsor, blue, and white is the color scheme.-A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fifth-Third Bank Ford FusionSame color scheme as 2014, but with a new, simpler side design.-A+

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 NOS Ford FusionSame color scheme as 2014, but with an updated design.-B-

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Zest Ford FusionNo Change.-F

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota CamryNo Change-F-

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Crispy Toyota Camry-New design for 2015, with a green background and more emphasis on M&M’s Crispy, as well as a new hood logo.-B-

David Ragan #18 Snickers Xtreme Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, brown with a series of fades around the Xtreme logo.-D+

JOE GIBBS RACING #19

Carl Edwards #19 Stanley Toyota Camry-New team and new sponsor, yellow, black, and white is the color scheme.-B+

Carl Edwards #19 Aaris Toyota Camry-New team and new sponsor, reddish orange with the Aaris logo used as part of the side stripe.-A

Carl Edwards #19 Comcast Business Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue, silver and white, with a stripe that starts on the bottom, covers the car number, and takes over the top at the back.

Carl Edwards #19 SportClips Toyota Camry-New sponsor, same design as Denny Hamlin.-C-

Carl Edwards #19 Subway Toyota CamryNew sponsor for Joe Gibbs, much simpler design.-A+

Carl Edwards #19 Stanley/Cook’s Children’s Hospital Toyota CamrySlight redesign of the Stanley scheme, with one paitent name from each state on the car. B+

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Matt Kenseth #20 DeWalt Toyota Camry-New sponsor, black, green, yellow, and white is the color scheme.-A+

Matt Kenseth #20 Dollar General Toyota CamryMuch simpler than the 2014 scheme, with fewer side designs.-A

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Ryan Blaney #21 Motorcraft/Quicklane Ford FusionNo Change-A+

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford FusionNo change-D

Joey Logano #22 AAA Ford FusionThe AAA logo has been straightened up in 2015.-D

Joey Logano #22 Southern California AAA Ford FusionRedesign of the AAA scheme, with Southern California AAA logo in place of the standard AAA logo.-D

Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Platnum Ford FusionNo Change-F

Joey Logano #22 Auto Trader.com Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015 Ford Fusion-Redesign using the Penske Template. D-

BK RACING #23

J.J. Yeley #23 Dr. Pepper/Maxim Fantasy Sports Toyota Camry-New sponsor for the Daytona 500.  Black on top, white on the bottom, red stripe in between,  Dr Pepper style logo on the door number.-B-

JJ Yeley #23 Dr Pepper Toyota CamrySlight redesign for 2015, car keeps the red on top, new number design, and white on bottom.-B-

J.J. Yeley #23 American Cancer Society Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, white, red and blue with a supplanted design on the blue, and a thunderbolt motif. C-

Alex Bowman #23 Dr. Pepper Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, all red with some sublamnted I’m a Pepper logos and vintage Dr. Pepper and I’m a Pepper logos on the quarter panel. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

Jeff Gordon #24 3M Chevy SS-New design for 2015, silver, with red accents and numbers, with a white hood design that extends over the roof and deck-lid.-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta Chevy SSNo Change-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Pepsi Chevy SS-No Change-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevy SSMuch simpler redesign, with new hood logo and same color scheme-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Panasonic Toughbook Chevy SSNo Change-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta/Fix Auto Chevy SSSame basic Axalta scheme, but with Fix Auto on the side.-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta/Penn State Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, all blue with a slight blue twist design on the sides. B+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #25

Chase Elliott #25 NAPA Chevy SS-New sponsor and car number for 2015, blue is the primary sponsor, with a yellow design on the side.-B

BK RACING #26

Jeb Burton #26 Live Deals Ford Fusion-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, will have similar design as JJ Yeley, but with orange, black, and white.-B-

Jeb Burton #26 Maxim Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, white with black lettering.-A+

Jeb Burton #26 Maxim Red Toyota CamryRed redesign of the white Maxim scheme, with BK Racing letter circle. A-

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #27

Paul Menard #27 Pittsburgh Paints/Menard’s Chevy SSNo change-A

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Serta Chevy SSSame basic scheme as 2014, but with more blue on the sides than last year.-C+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Peak Chevy SSSome slight changes to the stripes, and roof-F

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Duracel Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, using a black, yellow, and gold version of the Menard’s template.-A+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Quaker State Chevy SSNo change-C

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/FVP Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, standard Paul Menard Template with silver designs for FVP. -A

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Sylvania Chevy SS-Red and yellow version of the Menard’s template.  D-

RAB RACING #29

Justin Marks #29 American Born Moonshine Toyota Camry-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, has a wood finished look, with white lettering.-A+

TMG RACING #30

Ron Horniday #30 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevy SS-New team and sponsor for 2015. Two-tone green design with white lettering and yellow accents.-C-

Ron Horniday #30 Toyota Camry-Matte black with blue and white lettering. A+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #31

Ryan Newman #31 Cat Chevy SSSame color scheme, but the car as a whole has been redesigned-A+

Ryan Newman #31 Quicken Loans Chevy SSNo change-A

Ryan Newman #31 Granger Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, green, red and white, with some designs on the side.-B+

Ryan Newman #31 Caterpillar Throwback Chevy SS-Yellow with black stripes up the center and vintage logos.  A+

Ryan Newman #31 Wix Filters Chevy SSNo Change.  F

GO FAS RACING #32

Go FAS Racing #32 Keen Parts Ford FusionSimpler redesign and a much simpler color scheme.-B+

Go FAS Racing #32 C&J Energy Services Ford FusionSame color scheme, but with a different and much more complex side design-F

Mike Bliss #32 Draft Demons Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red and black diagonal stripes with a fire motif at the bottom.-A

Mike Bliss #32 King Taco Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red, gold and white, with a circular design on the sides, and vintage lettering on the quarter panels and hood.-B+

Mike Bliss #32 Keen Parts/Corvetteparts.net Ford FusionNew design for 2015, light blue has been eliminated entierly, replaced with black and grey.  Cutting edge design replaced 1960’s design.  F

Mike Bliss #32 Rimrock Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, black with red and green designs on the side.  F

Mike Bliss #32 Texas Tech Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red fade to black with a large Texas Tech logo on the back.  A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING/CIRCLE SPORT RACING #33

Ty Dillon #33 Yuengling Brewery Chevy SS-New sponsor, red, white, and blue is the primary color scheme.-A+

Ty Dillon #33 Cheerios Chevy SS-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, based on Austin Dillon’s Cheerios scheme, but with a Kroger’s logo on the hood.-A

Brian Scott #33 White Tail Lodge Chevy SSNo change.-D-

Alex Kennedy #33 Dream Factory Chevy SSNo Change. B

Michael Annett #33 Pilot/Flying J Chevy SS-This one requires an explanation.  At Atlanta, Michael Annett didn’t get his car through inspection in time, and didn’t get to qualify.   Brian Scott offered his ride to Annett that weekend, and so the car was repainted. -A+

Alex Kennedy #33 Honor and Remember Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red, yellow, and white, diagonal stripes up the sides, and a flag motif on the hood.  B-

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #34

David Ragan #34 KFC Ford FusionRedesign for 2015, all white front, KFC style stripes on the back.-A+

David Ragan #34 CSX Ford FusionSame basic scheme, though the word bubble on the hood has been replaced with a CSX logo. -A+

David Ragan #34 Southern Belle Seafood Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, blue, white, and red, follows the “Front Row Motorsports Template” with a stripe that curves above and around the door number, that separates the colors of the car.-A+

Chris Buescher #34 A&W Ford FusionNo Change. A+

Brett Moffitt #34 Dockside Logistics Ford FusionNo change. A+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #35

Cole Whitt #35 Speed Stick Gear Ford FusionNo Change-A

Cole Whitt #35 Rinnai Filters Ford FusionSame scheme as 2014, different team.-A+

Cole Whit #35 Sprouts Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red and blue, with a fruit design on the side.-A+

Cole Whitt #35 Ford Fusion-All white with orange and black letters. A+

Cole Whitt #35 Standard Plumbing Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, all white with red oval Standard Plumbing logos.  A+

Cole Whitt #35 Tweaker Energy Shot Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015.  All black with Tweaker Energy Shot logos on sides and hood. A+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #38

David Gilliland #38 Love’s Travel Stops Ford FusionNo change-A

David Gilliland #38 MDS Ford FusionSame scheme as 2014, but different team.-A-

HILLMAN-SMITH MOTORSPORTS #40

Landon Cassill #40 Snap 24-7 Fitness Chevy SSSlight redesign from last year, with the black quarter panel replaced with red.-A+

Landon Cassill #40 Cars For Sale Chevy SSNo Change-C-

Landon Cassill #40 CRC 1-Tank Renew Chevy SSNo Change.-B-

Landon Cassill #40 Percon Chevy SS-All red with Percon logos on the hood and sides.-A+

Landon Cassill #40 Newton Business Supplies Chevy SSNew team, same scheme. B-

Landon Cassill #40 CRC Knock’er Loose Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, green with red lettering and a black design on the hood and designs. F

Landon Cassill #40 Link-Belt Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, all black with Link-Belt logos on the sides and hood.  A+

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #42

Kyle Larson #42 Target Chevy SSSame basic design as 2014, but with some sponsor changes on the quarter panel.-B-

Kyle Larson #42 White Target Chevy SSSame basic design as 2014, but with some sponsor changes on the quarter panel.-B-

Kyle Larson #42 Energizer Eco Advanced Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, different stripe color, fewer logos on the side.-D

Kyle Larson #42 Axe White Chevy SS-All white with silver Target logos, and silver Axe logos.  A

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almoriola #43 Eckrich Ford FusionSame basic design, but with a Nathans logo on the rear.-C+

Aric Almirola #43 Smithfield Ford FusionNo change-B+

Aric Almirola #43 Fresh From Florida Ford FusionNo Change.-F

Aric Almirola #43 STP Ford FusionNo Change.-A+

Aric Almirola #43 Smithfield/Cheney Brothers Ford FusionSlight redesign of the Smithfield scheme, with a Cheney Brothers logo.  B+

TEAM XTREME RACING #44

Reed Sorenson #44 Golden Corral Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, same design as 2015 #36.-A

Travis Kvapil #44 Phoenix Warehouse Chevy SSNo Change-F

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #46

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J Chevy SS-New car number and design. White is the primary color, with red and yellow accents on the sides and front.-A+

Michael Annett #46 Cypress HQ Chevy SSNew team for Cypress in 2015, some slight stripe changes on the quarter panel, and a darker blue.-F

Michael Annett #46 Northland Oil Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red with black design and white lettering.  D-

Michael Annett #46 Philmor Chevy SS-New Sponsor for 2015, yellow, orange and red, with a series of differing designs on the front, sides and back. F

JTG DAUGHTERY RACING #47

AJ Allmendinger #47 Better Than Bullion Chevy SS-New Sponsor for 2015, all black with a gold stripe running down the side.-A+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Best Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-B+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Clorox Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 House Autry Chevy SS-New primary sponsor for 2015,  Red sides, with blue roof and posts.-A+

AJ  Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Chilli Beans Chevy SS-New sponsor, yellow to orange to yellow fade across whole car.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Hungry Jack Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Kingsford Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Scott Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Grilling Beans Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Kroger Chevy SSNo change-A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s Chevy SSNew design, bears a resemblance to the old Kobalt tools scheme from 2009.-C-

Jimmie Johnson #48 Kobalt Chevy SSNew design, redesigned version of the current Lowe’s scheme.-C-

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowes Pro Services Chevy SS-New design for 2015, same as current Lowe’s scheme, but with PRO SERVICES written on hood and quarter panels.-C-

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #51

Justin Allgaier #51 Brandt Chevy SSSame primary design, but the door number has reversed colors.-A+

Justin Allgaier #51 Switch Hitch/Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy SS-New sponsor set for 2015, all black with yellow and orange stripes that go around the side of the car.  D-

Justin Allgaier #51 Flipping Ships Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, dark blue, with a fade from top to bottom, and a sublimated wave design, B+

Justin Allgaier #51 Auto-Owners Insurance Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, redesign of the old scheme.  White has been mostly replaced with dark blue and black.  B+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #55

Brian Vickers #55 Aaron’s Toyota CamrySame basic design as last year, the nose has been changed, the main blue is slightly darker, and the gold has been replaced with light blue-A+

Brett Moffitt #55 Aaron’s 60th Anniversary Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, colors are reversed, new logo on the hood.-A+

Brian Vickers #55 Janssen Toyota Camry-Blue, yellow, and orange with a wave pattern across the side.-A+

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #62

Brian Scott #62 Shore Lodge Chevy SS-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, Black with white lettering and silver designs.-B-

Brendan Gaughn #62 Diathrive Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, black, with a blue and white arch up the side.  C+

Brendan Gaughn #62 Chevy SS-Black with red and yellow numbers, A+

Brendan Gaughn #62 Vydox Plus Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, white with a blue fade on the hood and roof, with a red oval on the bottom of the quarter panel. A

Brendan Gaughn #62 Low T Central Chevy SS-All black with Low T Central logos on the hood and quarter panels.  A+

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #66

Mike Wallace #66 Crazy Vapors/X8 Energy Gum Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, Hood has Crazy Vapors green stripe design, side has X8 abstract design.-F

FURNITURE ROW RACING #78

Martin Truex Jr. #78 Furniture Row Chevy SSNo Change-A+

BK RACING #83

Johnny Sauter #83 Dustless Blasting Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, green stripes up the hood and roof, white design with Dr Pepper style door numbers.-B-

Matt Dibenedetto #83 Burger King Toyota CamrySlight redesign for 2015, black takes over as primary color, Dr. Pepper design around door numbers.-B-

Matt Dibenedetto #83 Dr Pepper Toyota Camry-Same as Burger King. B-

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Nationwide Chevy SSNo Change-B+

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevy SSNo major changes,except a Nationwide logo replaces the National Guard logo.-D-

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Kelly Blue Book Chevy SSSame basic design but blue has replaced white as the primary color.-B

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Mountain Dew Dewshine Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, green background with gold lettering and white front bumper.-A+

LEVINE FAMILY RACING #95

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Ford FusionRedesign of last year’s scheme, another example of logo as a stripe pattern.-A

Michael McDowell #95 K-Love Ford FusionTemplate has been redesigned, and the city outline on the rear quarterpanel has been removed.-A

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Silver Ford Fusion-Redesign of Thrivent Financial scheme, with the logo on the sides removed, and silver replaces the red on the sides. A

PHIL PARSONS RACING #98

Josh Wise #98 Phoenix Construction Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, all white with red lettering, and red and black numbers-A+

Josh Wise #98 Mike Curb 200th Start Ford Fusion-Same as Phoenix Warehouse, but with a different quarter panel and hood design.-A+

Josh Wise #98 Ford Fusion-White with black and red lettering, A+

Paint Scheme Tracker-April 15 , 2015

By David G. Firestone

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #1

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/Beechcraft Chevy SSNo Change-A

Jamie McMurray #1 McDonald’s Chevy SSSame basic scheme, but with a new door design.-B+

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/McDonald’s Chevy SS-Special dual scheme for the Daytona 500, black Cessna on the front, fade to red McDonald’s on the back.-A+

Jamie McMurray #1 Sherwin Williams Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Red, white and blue with a red line down the center, with the top fades blue to white on top, and white to blue on the bottom.-B+

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Ford FusionSame basic design as 2014, but with no gold stripe, vintage Miller Crest, or hop designs on the side.-A++

Brad Keselowski #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford FusionNew redesign, similar in design to Joey Logano’s Shell/Pennzoil Ford, black replaces yellow as the primary color.-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Wurth Ford FusionRedesign from last season, follows the Shell/Pennzoil template.-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, blue Penske template on a black background-C-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Genuine Draft Ford FusionThrowback scheme that ran from 1990-1996-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller High Life Ford FusionBased on the design that Bobby Allison won the 1983 Sprint Cup Championship.-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite/Penske 25th Anniversary Ford Fusion-Same as Miller Lite scheme but with a special design on the hood.  A+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 Cheerios Chevy SSNo change-A+

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Chevy SSNo change-B+

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevy SSNo Change-F

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Chevy SSNo Change-A-

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Energy and Water Chevy SSNo change B-

Austin Dillon #3 Dow/WeatherTech Chevy SS-Same scheme as Dow B+

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser Chevy SSNo change-A

Kevin Harvick #4 Jimmie Johns Chevy SSNo change-A

Kevin Harvick #4 Outback SteakhouseNo Change-A

Kevin Harvick #4 Ditech Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, blue, and white is the primary color scheme-A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #5

Kasey Kahne #5 Great Clips Chevy SSNo Change-D+

Kasey Kahne #5 Time Warner Cable Chevy SSNo Change-C

Kasey Kahne #5 Farmers Insurance Chevy SSComplete redesign from last year, black, and dark blue replaces light blue and silver, and the design has been completely revamped.-C+

Kasey Kahne #5 Liftmaster Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red and white redesign of the Time Warner scheme.-C+

Kasey Kahne #5 Pepsi Chevy SSNo change-B+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Trevor Bayne #6 Advocare Ford Fusion-New team, new sponsor, red, white and blue is the color scheme.-A+

TOMMY BALDWIN RACING #7

Alex Bowman #7 Nikko/Toy State Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Red borders a blue design on the sides and hood.-D-

Alex Bowman #7 Accell Construction Chevy SSNo change.  C-

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #9

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Twisted Tea Ford FusionNo Change-A

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Camping World/Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor set for 2015, a redesign of the Fresh From Florida #43 scheme.-F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as Camping World Scheme, but with a darker green.-F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Medallion Bank/Mercury Marine Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as Camping World Scheme, but with a red, white and blue as a color scheme.-B+

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Lyons Financial Ford FusionRedesign of the Medallion Bank scheme, with a Lyons Financial logo on the hood. F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Nature Blast/Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, light green and dark green diagonal stripes up the side.  F

STEWART-HAAS RACING #10

Danica Patrick #10 Aspen Dental Chevy SSSame basic design as last year, but the blue ovals on the white are more pronounced.-C

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Chevy SSNew redesign with more black and less orange.-F

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy/TaxAct Chevy SS-New sponsor combo for the Sprint Unlimited, front of the car retains traditional GoDaddy design, whereas back quarter panel is TaxAct-C-

Danica Patrick #10 TaxAct Chevy SS-One race sponsor, will run at Martinsville in March, red, white and black scheme, with diagonal design up the doors.-C-

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota CamryNew redesign with a much simpler front and more design on the sides.-A+

Denny Hamln #11 FedEx Office Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express-A+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Freight Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express-A+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Ground Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express-A+

Denny Hamlin #11 SportClips Toyota CamryNew redesign with a new door design-C-

GERMAIN RACING #13

Casey Mears #13 Geico Chevy SSNo Change.-D-

STEWART-HAAS RACING #14

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy SSSame color scheme as last year, but with a new design on the side.-C+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy SSSame color scheme as last year, but with a new design on the side.-C+

Tony Stewart #14 Code 3 Associates/Mobil1 Chevy SSNo Change-C+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Rush Truck Centers Chevy SSNo Change A+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

Clint Bowyer #15 5 Hour Energy Toyota CamryNo Change-B+

Clint Bowyer #15 Peak Toyota CamryNo Change-B

Clint Bowyer #15 Maxwell House Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue with orange and white wave designs on bottom.  A

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #16

Greg Biffle #16 Cheez Its Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red with a cheese colored stripe and crackers on the side.-A+

Greg Biffle #16 Clean Harbors Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red white and black design-A-

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Fire Ant Killer Ford FusionNo change-A-

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Home Defense Ford Fusion-New sponsor, white design with a red and yellow stripe on the bottom, with a net design on the side.-A

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Bug-B-Gon Ford Fusion-New sponsor, new design, red, black, and white is the primary color scheme.-A+

Greg Biffle #16 Safety Kleen Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, green, yellow, white, and black with an overly complex design on the sides. F

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fastenal Ford Fusion-New primary sponsor, blue, and white is the color scheme.-A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fifth-Third Bank Ford FusionSame color scheme as 2014, but with a new, simpler side design.-A+

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 NOS Ford FusionSame color scheme as 2014, but with an updated design.-B-

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Zest Ford FusionNo Change.-F

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota CamryNo Change-F-

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Crispy Toyota Camry-New design for 2015, with a green background and more emphasis on M&M’s Crispy, as well as a new hood logo.-B-

David Ragan #18 Snickers Xtreme Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, brown with a series of fades around the Xtreme logo.-D+

JOE GIBBS RACING #19

Carl Edwards #19 Stanley Toyota Camry-New team and new sponsor, yellow, black, and white is the color scheme.-B+

Carl Edwards #19 Aaris Toyota Camry-New team and new sponsor, reddish orange with the Aaris logo used as part of the side stripe.-A

Carl Edwards #19 Comcast Business Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue, silver and white, with a stripe that starts on the bottom, covers the car number, and takes over the top at the back.

Carl Edwards #19 SportClips Toyota Camry-New sponsor, same design as Denny Hamlin.-C-

Carl Edwards #19 Subway Toyota CamryNew sponsor for Joe Gibbs, much simpler design.-A+

Carl Edwards #19 Stanley/Cook’s Children’s Hospital Toyota CamrySlight redesign of the Stanley scheme, with one paitent name from each state on the car. B+

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Matt Kenseth #20 DeWalt Toyota Camry-New sponsor, black, green, yellow, and white is the color scheme.-A+

Matt Kenseth #20 Dollar General Toyota CamryMuch simpler than the 2014 scheme, with fewer side designs.-A

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Ryan Blaney #21 Motorcraft/Quicklane Ford FusionNo Change-A+

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford FusionNo change-D

Joey Logano #22 AAA Ford FusionThe AAA logo has been straightened up in 2015.-D

Joey Logano #22 Southern California AAA Ford FusionRedesign of the AAA scheme, with Southern California AAA logo in place of the standard AAA logo.-D

Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Platnum Ford FusionNo Change-F

Joey Logano #22 Auto Trader.com Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015 Ford Fusion-Redesign using the Penske Template.  D-

BK RACING #23

J.J. Yeley #23 Dr. Pepper/Maxim Fantasy Sports Toyota Camry-New sponsor for the Daytona 500.  Black on top, white on the bottom, red stripe in between,  Dr Pepper style logo on the door number.-B-

JJ Yeley #23 Dr Pepper Toyota CamrySlight redesign for 2015, car keeps the red on top, new number design, and white on bottom.-B-

J.J. Yeley #23 American Cancer Society Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, white, red and blue with a supplanted design on the blue, and a thunderbolt motif. C-

Alex Bowman #23 Dr. Pepper Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, all red with some sublamnted I’m a Pepper logos and vintage Dr. Pepper and I’m a Pepper logos on the quarter panel.

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

Jeff Gordon #24 3M Chevy SS-New design for 2015, silver, with red accents and numbers, with a white hood design that extends over the roof and deck-lid.-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta Chevy SSNo Change-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Pepsi Chevy SS-No Change-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevy SSMuch simpler redesign, with new hood logo and same color scheme-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Panasonic Toughbook Chevy SSNo Change-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta/Fix Auto Chevy SSSame basic Axalta scheme, but with Fix Auto on the side.-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta/Penn State Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, all blue with a slight blue twist design on the sides. B+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #25

Chase Elliott #25 NAPA Chevy SS-New sponsor and car number for 2015, blue is the primary sponsor, with a yellow design on the side.-B

BK RACING #26

Jeb Burton #26 Live Deals Ford Fusion-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, will have similar design as JJ Yeley, but with orange, black, and white.-B-

Jeb Burton #26 Maxim Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, white with black lettering.-A+

Jeb Burton #26 Maxim Red Toyota CamryRed redesign of the white Maxim scheme, with BK Racing letter circle. A-

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #27

Paul Menard #27 Pittsburgh Paints/Menard’s Chevy SSNo change-A

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Serta Chevy SSSame basic scheme as 2014, but with more blue on the sides than last year.-C+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Peak Chevy SSSome slight changes to the stripes, and roof-F

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Duracel Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, using a black, yellow, and gold version of the Menard’s template.-A+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Quaker State Chevy SSNo change-C

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/FVP Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, standard Paul Menard Template with silver designs for FVP. -A

RAB RACING #29

Justin Marks #29 American Born Moonshine Toyota Camry-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, has a wood finished look, with white lettering.-A+

TMG RACING #30

Ron Horniday #30 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevy SS-New team and sponsor for 2015. Two-tone green design with white lettering and yellow accents.-C-

Ron Horniday #30 Toyota Camry-Matte black with blue and white lettering. A+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #31

Ryan Newman #31 Cat Chevy SSSame color scheme, but the car as a whole has been redesigned-A+

Ryan Newman #31 Quicken Loans Chevy SSNo change-A

Ryan Newman #31 Granger Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, green, red and white, with some designs on the side.-B+

Ryan Newman #31 Caterpillar Throwback Chevy SS-Yellow with black stripes up the center and vintage logos.  A+

Ryan Newman #31 Wix Filters Chevy SSNo Change.  F

GO FAS RACING #32

Go FAS Racing #32 Keen Parts Ford FusionSimpler redesign and a much simpler color scheme.-B+

Go FAS Racing #32 C&J Energy Services Ford FusionSame color scheme, but with a different and much more complex side design-F

Mike Bliss #32 Draft Demons Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red and black diagonal stripes with a fire motif at the bottom.-A

Mike Bliss #32 King Taco Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red, gold and white, with a circular design on the sides, and vintage lettering on the quarter panels and hood.-B+

Mike Bliss #32 Keen Parts/Corvetteparts.net Ford FusionNew design for 2015, light blue has been eliminated entierly, replaced with black and grey.  Cutting edge design replaced 1960’s design.  F

Mike Bliss #32 Rimrock Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, black with red and green designs on the side.  F

Mike Bliss #32 Texas Tech Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red fade to black with a large Texas Tech logo on the back.  A

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING/CIRCLE SPORT RACING #33

Ty Dillon #33 Yuengling Brewery Chevy SS-New sponsor, red, white, and blue is the primary color scheme.-A+

Ty Dillon #33 Cheerios Chevy SS-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, based on Austin Dillon’s Cheerios scheme, but with a Kroger’s logo on the hood.-A

Brian Scott #33 White Tail Lodge Chevy SSNo change.-D-

Alex Kennedy #33 Dream Factory Chevy SSNo Change. B

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #34

David Ragan #34 KFC Ford FusionRedesign for 2015, all white front, KFC style stripes on the back.-A+

David Ragan #34 CSX Ford FusionSame basic scheme, though the word bubble on the hood has been replaced with a CSX logo. -A+

David Ragan #34 Southern Belle Seafood Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, blue, white, and red, follows the “Front Row Motorsports Template” with a stripe that curves above and around the door number, that separates the colors of the car.-A+

Chris Buescher #34 A&W Ford FusionNo Change. A+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #35

Cole Whitt #35 Speed Stick Gear Ford FusionNo Change-A

Cole Whitt #35 Rinnai Filters Ford FusionSame scheme as 2014, different team.-A+

Cole Whit #35 Sprouts Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red and blue, with a fruit design on the side.-A+

Cole Whitt #35 Ford Fusion-All white with orange and black letters. A+

Cole Whitt #35 Standard Plumbing Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, all white with red oval Standard Plumbing logos.  A+

Cole Whitt #35 Tweaker Energy Shot Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015.  All black with Tweaker Energy Shot logos on sides and hood. A+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #38

David Gilliland #38 Love’s Travel Stops Ford FusionNo change-A

David Gilliland #38 MDS Ford FusionSame scheme as 2014, but different team.-A-

HILLMAN-SMITH MOTORSPORTS #40

Landon Cassill #40 Snap 24-7 Fitness Chevy SSSlight redesign from last year, with the black quarter panel replaced with red.-A+

Landon Cassill #40 Cars For Sale Chevy SSNo Change-C-

Landon Cassill #40 CRC 1-Tank Renew Chevy SSNo Change.-B-

Landon Cassill #40 Percon Chevy SS-All red with Percon logos on the hood and sides.-A+

Landon Cassill #40 Newton Business Supplies Chevy SSNew team, same scheme. B-

Landon Cassill #40 CRC Knock’er Loose Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, green with red lettering and a black design on the hood and designs. F

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #42

Kyle Larson #42 Target Chevy SSSame basic design as 2014, but with some sponsor changes on the quarter panel.-B-

Kyle Larson #42 White Target Chevy SSSame basic design as 2014, but with some sponsor changes on the quarter panel.-B-

Kyle Larson #42 Energizer Eco Advanced Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, different stripe color, fewer logos on the side.-D

Kyle Larson #42 Axe White Chevy SS-All white with silver Target logos, and silver Axe logos.  A

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almoriola #43 Eckrich Ford FusionSame basic design, but with a Nathans logo on the rear.-C+

Aric Almirola #43 Smithfield Ford FusionNo change-B+

Aric Almirola #43 Fresh From Florida Ford FusionNo Change.-F

Aric Almirola #43 STP Ford FusionNo Change.-A+

TEAM XTREME RACING #44

Reed Sorenson #44 Golden Corral Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, same design as 2015 #36.-A

Travis Kvapil #44 Phoenix Warehouse Chevy SSNo Change-F

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #46

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J Chevy SS-New car number and design. White is the primary color, with red and yellow accents on the sides and front.-A+

Michael Annett #46 Cypress HQ Chevy SSNew team for Cypress in 2015, some slight stripe changes on the quarter panel, and a darker blue.-F

Michael Annett #46 Northland Oil Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red with black design and white lettering.  D-

JTG DAUGHTERY RACING #47

AJ Allmendinger #47 Better Than Bullion Chevy SS-New Sponsor for 2015, all black with a gold stripe running down the side.-A+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Best Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-B+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Clorox Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 House Autry Chevy SS-New primary sponsor for 2015,  Red sides, with blue roof and posts.-A+

AJ  Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Chilli Beans Chevy SS-New sponsor, yellow to orange to yellow fade across whole car.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Hungry Jack Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Kingsford Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Scott Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Grilling Beans Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Kroger Chevy SSNo change-A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s Chevy SSNew design, bears a resemblance to the old Kobalt tools scheme from 2009.-C-

Jimmie Johnson #48 Kobalt Chevy SSNew design, redesigned version of the current Lowe’s scheme.-C-

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowes Pro Services Chevy SS-New design for 2015, same as current Lowe’s scheme, but with PRO SERVICES written on hood and quarter panels.-C-

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #51

Justin Allgaier #51 Brandt Chevy SSSame primary design, but the door number has reversed colors.-A+

Justin Allgaier #51 Switch Hitch/Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy SS-New sponsor set for 2015, all black with yellow and orange stripes that go around the side of the car.  D-

Justin Allgaier #51 Flipping Ships Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, dark blue, with a fade from top to bottom, and a sublimated wave design, B+

Justin Allgaier #51 Auto-Owners Insurance Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, redesign of the old scheme.  White has been mostly replaced with dark blue and black.  B+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #55

Brian Vickers #55 Aaron’s Toyota CamrySame basic design as last year, the nose has been changed, the main blue is slightly darker, and the gold has been replaced with light blue-A+

Brett Moffitt #55 Aaron’s 60th Anniversary Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, colors are reversed, new logo on the hood.-A+

Brian Vickers #55 Janssen Toyota Camry-Blue, yellow, and orange with a wave pattern across the side.-A+

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #62

Brian Scott #62 Shore Lodge Chevy SS-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, Black with white lettering and silver designs.-B-

Brendan Gaughn #62 Diathrive Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, black, with a blue and white arch up the side.  C+

Brendan Gaughn #62 Chevy SS-Black with red and yellow numbers, A+

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #66

Mike Wallace #66 Crazy Vapors/X8 Energy Gum Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, Hood has Crazy Vapors green stripe design, side has X8 abstract design.-F

FURNITURE ROW RACING #78

Martin Truex Jr. #78 Furniture Row Chevy SSNo Change-A+

BK RACING #83

Johnny Sauter #83 Dustless Blasting Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, green stripes up the hood and roof, white design with Dr Pepper style door numbers.-B-

Matt Dibenedetto #83 Burger King Toyota CamrySlight redesign for 2015, black takes over as primary color, Dr. Pepper design around door numbers.-B-

Matt Dibenedetto #83 Dr Pepper Toyota Camry-Same as Burger King. B-

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Nationwide Chevy SSNo Change-B+

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevy SSNo major changes,except a Nationwide logo replaces the National Guard logo.-D-

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Kelly Blue Book Chevy SSSame basic design but blue has replaced white as the primary color.-B

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Mountain Dew Dewshine Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, green background with gold lettering and white front bumper.-A+

LEVINE FAMILY RACING #95

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Ford FusionRedesign of last year’s scheme, another example of logo as a stripe pattern.-A

Michael McDowell #95 K-Love Ford FusionTemplate has been redesigned, and the city outline on the rear quarterpanel has been removed.-A

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Silver Ford Fusion-Redesign of Thrivent Financial scheme, with the logo on the sides removed, and silver replaces the red on the sides. A

PHIL PARSONS RACING #98

Josh Wise #98 Phoenix Construction Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, all white with red lettering, and red and black numbers-A+

Josh Wise #98 Mike Curb 200th Start Ford Fusion-Same as Phoenix Warehouse, but with a different quarter panel and hood design.-A+

Josh Wise #98 Ford Fusion-White with black and red lettering, A+

Paint Scheme Grades-April 10, 2015

Alex Bowman #7 Accell Construction Chevy SS-Same scheme as last year, same C- grade.

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Lyons Financial Ford Fusion-Same scheme as Medallion Financial, same F grade.

Clint Bowyer #15 Maxwell House Toyota Camry-When I heard that Maxwell House was sponsoring a car this season, I hoped it would look like this, but it doesn’t.  It’s still a good design with a good color scheme and a great design scheme so it earns an A.

Greg Biffle #16 Safety Kleen Ford Fusion– Yellow, green, black, and white is awful, and the design is just horrid. It looks awful, so it gets an F.

Carl Edwards #19 Stanley/Cook’s Children’s Hospital Toyota Camry-Same scheme as Stanley same B+ Grade.

Jeb Burton #26 Maxim Red Toyota Camry-Good design and a great color scheme, but the Dr. Pepper number border takes it from an A+ to an A-

Mike Bliss #32 Texas Tech Ford Fusion-I love a good fade, and the red to black fade here is very good. The only complaint that I have is that the Texas Tech logo is a bit too big, but it’s a minor complaint. It earns an A.

Cole Whitt #35 Standard Plumbing Toyota Camry-Good simple design and a good color scheme always earns an A+

Landon Cassill #40 CRC Knock’er Loose Chevy SS– Terrible color scheme and a horrible, and over designed scheme will always earn an F.

Kyle Larson #42 Axe White Chevy SS– I’m not always a fan of white race cars, but this design works very well, and has a great color scheme. A

Michael Annett #46 Northland Oil Chevy SS-A decent color scheme keeps this horrific design from and F, but just barely. It earns a D-

Justin Allgaier #51 Flipping Ships Chevy SS-The blue fade from top to bottom works well, and the general color scheme works well, but I don’t like those waves under the B+

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Silver Ford Fusion– The removal of the logo behind the door number, and the addition of silver looks really good, and earns an A.

Paint Scheme Tracker-April 4, 2015

By David G. Firestone

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #1

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/Beechcraft Chevy SSNo Change-A

Jamie McMurray #1 McDonald’s Chevy SSSame basic scheme, but with a new door design.-B+

Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/McDonald’s Chevy SS-Special dual scheme for the Daytona 500, black Cessna on the front, fade to red McDonald’s on the back.-A+

Jamie McMurray #1 Sherwin Williams Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Red, white and blue with a red line down the center, with the top fades blue to white on top, and white to blue on the bottom.-B+

TEAM PENSKE #2

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Ford FusionSame basic design as 2014, but with no gold stripe, vintage Miller Crest, or hop designs on the side.-A++

Brad Keselowski #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford FusionNew redesign, similar in design to Joey Logano’s Shell/Pennzoil Ford, black replaces yellow as the primary color.-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Wurth Ford FusionRedesign from last season, follows the Shell/Pennzoil template.-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, blue Penske template on a black background-C-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Genuine Draft Ford FusionThrowback scheme that ran from 1990-1996-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller High Life Ford FusionBased on the design that Bobby Allison won the 1983 Sprint Cup Championship.-A+

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite/Penske 25th Anniversary Ford Fusion-Same as Miller Lite scheme but with a special design on the hood.  A+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 Cheerios Chevy SSNo change-A+

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Chevy SSNo change-B+

Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevy SSNo Change-F

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Chevy SSNo Change-A-

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Energy and Water Chevy SSNo change B-

Austin Dillon #3 Dow/WeatherTech Chevy SS-Same scheme as Dow B+

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser Chevy SSNo change-A

Kevin Harvick #4 Jimmie Johns Chevy SSNo change-A

Kevin Harvick #4 Outback SteakhouseNo Change-A

Kevin Harvick #4 Ditech Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, blue, and white is the primary color scheme-A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #5

Kasey Kahne #5 Great Clips Chevy SSNo Change-D+

Kasey Kahne #5 Time Warner Cable Chevy SSNo Change-C

Kasey Kahne #5 Farmers Insurance Chevy SSComplete redesign from last year, black, and dark blue replaces light blue and silver, and the design has been completely revamped.-C+

Kasey Kahne #5 Liftmaster Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red and white redesign of the Time Warner scheme.-C+

Kasey Kahne #5 Pepsi Chevy SSNo change-B+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Trevor Bayne #6 Advocare Ford Fusion-New team, new sponsor, red, white and blue is the color scheme.-A+

TOMMY BALDWIN RACING #7

Alex Bowman #7 Nikko/Toy State Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, Red borders a blue design on the sides and hood.-D-

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #9

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Twisted Tea Ford FusionNo Change-A

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Camping World/Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor set for 2015, a redesign of the Fresh From Florida #43 scheme.-F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Medallion Bank Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as Camping World Scheme, but with a darker green.-F

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Medallion Bank/Mercury Marine Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, same as Camping World Scheme, but with a red, white and blue as a color scheme.-B+

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Lyons Financial Ford FusionRedesign of the Medallion Bank scheme, with a Lyons Financial logo on the hood. F

STEWART-HAAS RACING #10

Danica Patrick #10 Aspen Dental Chevy SSSame basic design as last year, but the blue ovals on the white are more pronounced.-C

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Chevy SSNew redesign with more black and less orange.-F

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy/TaxAct Chevy SS-New sponsor combo for the Sprint Unlimited, front of the car retains traditional GoDaddy design, whereas back quarter panel is TaxAct-C-

Danica Patrick #10 TaxAct Chevy SS-One race sponsor, will run at Martinsville in March, red, white and black scheme, with diagonal design up the doors.-C-

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota CamryNew redesign with a much simpler front and more design on the sides.-A+

Denny Hamln #11 FedEx Office Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express-A+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Freight Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express-A+

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Ground Toyota CamrySame redesign as FedEx Express-A+

Denny Hamlin #11 SportClips Toyota CamryNew redesign with a new door design-C-

GERMAIN RACING #13

Casey Mears #13 Geico Chevy SSNo Change.-D-

STEWART-HAAS RACING #14

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy SSSame color scheme as last year, but with a new design on the side.-C+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy SSSame color scheme as last year, but with a new design on the side.-C+

Tony Stewart #14 Code 3 Associates/Mobil1 Chevy SSNo Change-C+

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Rush Truck Centers Chevy SSNo Change A+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

Clint Bowyer #15 5 Hour Energy Toyota CamryNo Change-B+

Clint Bowyer #15 Peak Toyota CamryNo Change-B

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #16

Greg Biffle #16 Cheez Its Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red with a cheese colored stripe and crackers on the side.-A+

Greg Biffle #16 Clean Harbors Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red white and black design-A-

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Fire Ant Killer Ford FusionNo change-A-

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Home Defense Ford Fusion-New sponsor, white design with a red and yellow stripe on the bottom, with a net design on the side.-A

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Bug-B-Gon Ford Fusion-New sponsor, new design, red, black, and white is the primary color scheme.-A+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fastenal Ford Fusion-New primary sponsor, blue, and white is the color scheme.-A

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fifth-Third Bank Ford FusionSame color scheme as 2014, but with a new, simpler side design.-A+

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 NOS Ford FusionSame color scheme as 2014, but with an updated design.-B-

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Zest Ford FusionNo Change.-F

JOE GIBBS RACING #18

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota CamryNo Change-F-

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Crispy Toyota Camry-New design for 2015, with a green background and more emphasis on M&M’s Crispy, as well as a new hood logo.-B-

David Ragan #18 Snickers Xtreme Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, brown with a series of fades around the Xtreme logo.-D+

JOE GIBBS RACING #19

Carl Edwards #19 Stanley Toyota Camry-New team and new sponsor, yellow, black, and white is the color scheme.-B+

Carl Edwards #19 Aaris Toyota Camry-New team and new sponsor, reddish orange with the Aaris logo used as part of the side stripe.-A

Carl Edwards #19 Comcast Business Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue, silver and white, with a stripe that starts on the bottom, covers the car number, and takes over the top at the back.

Carl Edwards #19 SportClips Toyota Camry-New sponsor, same design as Denny Hamlin.-C-

Carl Edwards #19 Subway Toyota CamryNew sponsor for Joe Gibbs, much simpler design.-A+

Carl Edwards #19 Stanley/Cook’s Children’s Hospital Toyota CamrySlight redesign of the Stanley scheme, with one paitent name from each state on the car. B+

JOE GIBBS RACING #20

Matt Kenseth #20 DeWalt Toyota Camry-New sponsor, black, green, yellow, and white is the color scheme.-A+

Matt Kenseth #20 Dollar General Toyota CamryMuch simpler than the 2014 scheme, with fewer side designs.-A

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Ryan Blaney #21 Motorcraft/Quicklane Ford FusionNo Change-A+

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford FusionNo change-D

Joey Logano #22 AAA Ford FusionThe AAA logo has been straightened up in 2015.-D

Joey Logano #22 Southern California AAA Ford FusionRedesign of the AAA scheme, with Southern California AAA logo in place of the standard AAA logo.-D

Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Platnum Ford FusionNo Change-F

BK RACING #23

J.J. Yeley #23 Dr. Pepper/Maxim Fantasy Sports Toyota Camry-New sponsor for the Daytona 500.  Black on top, white on the bottom, red stripe in between,  Dr Pepper style logo on the door number.-B-

JJ Yeley #23 Dr Pepper Toyota CamrySlight redesign for 2015, car keeps the red on top, new number design, and white on bottom.-B-

J.J. Yeley #23 American Cancer Society Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, white, red and blue with a supplanted design on the blue, and a thunderbolt motif. C-

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

Jeff Gordon #24 3M Chevy SS-New design for 2015, silver, with red accents and numbers, with a white hood design that extends over the roof and deck-lid.-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta Chevy SSNo Change-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Pepsi Chevy SS-No Change-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevy SSMuch simpler redesign, with new hood logo and same color scheme-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Panasonic Toughbook Chevy SSNo Change-A+

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta/Fix Auto Chevy SSSame basic Axalta scheme, but with Fix Auto on the side.-A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #25

Chase Elliott #25 NAPA Chevy SS-New sponsor and car number for 2015, blue is the primary sponsor, with a yellow design on the side.-B

BK RACING #26

Jeb Burton #26 Live Deals Ford Fusion-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, will have similar design as JJ Yeley, but with orange, black, and white.-B-

Jeb Burton #26 Maxim Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, white with black lettering.-A+

Jeb Burton #26 Maxim Red Toyota CamryRed redesign of the white Maxim scheme, with BK Racing letter circle. A-

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #27

Paul Menard #27 Pittsburgh Paints/Menard’s Chevy SSNo change-A

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Serta Chevy SSSame basic scheme as 2014, but with more blue on the sides than last year.-C+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Peak Chevy SSSome slight changes to the stripes, and roof-F

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Duracel Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, using a black, yellow, and gold version of the Menard’s template.-A+

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/Quaker State Chevy SSNo change-C

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s/FVP Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, standard Paul Menard Template with silver designs for FVP. -A

RAB RACING #29

Justin Marks #29 American Born Moonshine Toyota Camry-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, has a wood finished look, with white lettering.-A+

TMG RACING #30

Ron Horniday #30 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevy SS-New team and sponsor for 2015. Two-tone green design with white lettering and yellow accents.-C-

Ron Horniday #30 Toyota Camry-Matte black with blue and white lettering. A+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #31

Ryan Newman #31 Cat Chevy SSSame color scheme, but the car as a whole has been redesigned-A+

Ryan Newman #31 Quicken Loans Chevy SSNo change-A

Ryan Newman #31 Granger Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, green, red and white, with some designs on the side.-B+

GO FAS RACING #32

Go FAS Racing #32 Keen Parts Ford FusionSimpler redesign and a much simpler color scheme.-B+

Go FAS Racing #32 C&J Energy Services Ford FusionSame color scheme, but with a different and much more complex side design-F

Mike Bliss #32 Draft Demons Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red and black diagonal stripes with a fire motif at the bottom.-A

Mike Bliss #32 King Taco Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red, gold and white, with a circular design on the sides, and vintage lettering on the quarter panels and hood.-B+

Mike Bliss #32 Keen Parts/Corvetteparts.net Ford FusionNew design for 2015, light blue has been eliminated entierly, replaced with black and grey.  Cutting edge design replaced 1960’s design.  F

Mike Bliss #32 Rimrock Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, black with red and green designs on the side.  F

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING/CIRCLE SPORT RACING #33

Ty Dillon #33 Yuengling Brewery Chevy SS-New sponsor, red, white, and blue is the primary color scheme.-A+

Ty Dillon #33 Cheerios Chevy SS-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, based on Austin Dillon’s Cheerios scheme, but with a Kroger’s logo on the hood.-A

Brian Scott #33 White Tail Lodge Chevy SSNo change.-D-

Alex Kennedy #33 Dream Factory Chevy SSNo Change. B

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #34

David Ragan #34 KFC Ford FusionRedesign for 2015, all white front, KFC style stripes on the back.-A+

David Ragan #34 CSX Ford FusionSame basic scheme, though the word bubble on the hood has been replaced with a CSX logo. -A+

David Ragan #34 Southern Belle Seafood Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, blue, white, and red, follows the “Front Row Motorsports Template” with a stripe that curves above and around the door number, that separates the colors of the car.-A+

Chris Buescher #34 A&W Ford FusionNo Change. A+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #35

Cole Whitt #35 Speed Stick Gear Ford FusionNo Change-A

Cole Whitt #35 Rinnai Filters Ford FusionSame scheme as 2014, different team.-A+

Cole Whit #35 Sprouts Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red and blue, with a fruit design on the side.-A+

Cole Whitt #35 Ford Fusion-All white with orange and black letters. A+

FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS #38

David Gilliland #38 Love’s Travel Stops Ford FusionNo change-A

David Gilliland #38 MDS Ford FusionSame scheme as 2014, but different team.-A-

HILLMAN-SMITH MOTORSPORTS #40

Landon Cassill #40 Snap 24-7 Fitness Chevy SSSlight redesign from last year, with the black quarter panel replaced with red.-A+

Landon Cassill #40 Cars For Sale Chevy SSNo Change-C-

Landon Cassill #40 CRC 1-Tank Renew Chevy SSNo Change.-B-

Landon Cassill #40 Percon Chevy SS-All red with Percon logos on the hood and sides.-A+

Landon Cassill #40 Newton Business Supplies Chevy SSNew team, same scheme. B-

Landon Cassill #40 CRC Knock’er Loose Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, green with red lettering and a black design on the hood and designs. F

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #42

Kyle Larson #42 Target Chevy SSSame basic design as 2014, but with some sponsor changes on the quarter panel.-B-

Kyle Larson #42 White Target Chevy SSSame basic design as 2014, but with some sponsor changes on the quarter panel.-B-

Kyle Larson #42 Energizer Eco Advanced Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, different stripe color, fewer logos on the side.-D

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almoriola #43 Eckrich Ford FusionSame basic design, but with a Nathans logo on the rear.-C+

Aric Almirola #43 Smithfield Ford FusionNo change-B+

Aric Almirola #43 Fresh From Florida Ford FusionNo Change.-F

Aric Almirola #43 STP Ford FusionNo Change.-A+

TEAM XTREME RACING #44

Reed Sorenson #44 Golden Corral Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, same design as 2015 #36.-A

Travis Kvapil #44 Phoenix Warehouse Chevy SSNo Change-F

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #46

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J Chevy SS-New car number and design. White is the primary color, with red and yellow accents on the sides and front.-A+

Michael Annett #46 Cypress HQ Chevy SSNew team for Cypress in 2015, some slight stripe changes on the quarter panel, and a darker blue.-F

Michael Annett #46 Northland Oil Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red with black design and white lettering.  D-

JTG DAUGHTERY RACING #47

AJ Allmendinger #47 Better Than Bullion Chevy SS-New Sponsor for 2015, all black with a gold stripe running down the side.-A+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Best Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-B+

AJ Allmendinger #47 Clorox Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 House Autry Chevy SS-New primary sponsor for 2015,  Red sides, with blue roof and posts.-A+

AJ  Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Chilli Beans Chevy SS-New sponsor, yellow to orange to yellow fade across whole car.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Hungry Jack Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Kingsford Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Scott Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Bush’s Grilling Beans Chevy SSSame basic scheme, some logos have changed on the side.-A

AJ Allmendinger #47 Kroger Chevy SSNo change-A

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #48

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s Chevy SSNew design, bears a resemblance to the old Kobalt tools scheme from 2009.-C-

Jimmie Johnson #48 Kobalt Chevy SSNew design, redesigned version of the current Lowe’s scheme.-C-

Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowes Pro Services Chevy SS-New design for 2015, same as current Lowe’s scheme, but with PRO SERVICES written on hood and quarter panels.-C-

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #51

Justin Allgaier #51 Brandt Chevy SSSame primary design, but the door number has reversed colors.-A+

Justin Allgaier #51 Switch Hitch/Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy SS-New sponsor set for 2015, all black with yellow and orange stripes that go around the side of the car.  D-

Justin Allgaier #51 Flipping Ships Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, dark blue, with a fade from top to bottom, and a sublimated wave design, B+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #55

Brian Vickers #55 Aaron’s Toyota CamrySame basic design as last year, the nose has been changed, the main blue is slightly darker, and the gold has been replaced with light blue-A+

Brett Moffitt #55 Aaron’s 60th Anniversary Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, colors are reversed, new logo on the hood.-A+

Brian Vickers #55 Janssen Toyota Camry-Blue, yellow, and orange with a wave pattern across the side.-A+

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #62

Brian Scott #62 Shore Lodge Chevy SS-New sponsor for the Daytona 500, Black with white lettering and silver designs.-B-

Brendan Gaughn #62 Diathrive Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, black, with a blue and white arch up the side.  C+

Brendan Gaughn #62 Chevy SS-Black with red and yellow numbers, A+

PREMIUM MOTORSPORTS #66

Mike Wallace #66 Crazy Vapors/X8 Energy Gum Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, Hood has Crazy Vapors green stripe design, side has X8 abstract design.-F

FURNITURE ROW RACING #78

Martin Truex Jr. #78 Furniture Row Chevy SSNo Change-A+

BK RACING #83

Johnny Sauter #83 Dustless Blasting Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, green stripes up the hood and roof, white design with Dr Pepper style door numbers.-B-

Matt Dibenedetto #83 Burger King Toyota CamrySlight redesign for 2015, black takes over as primary color, Dr. Pepper design around door numbers.-B-

Matt Dibenedetto #83 Dr Pepper Toyota Camry-Same as Burger King. B-

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Nationwide Chevy SSNo Change-B+

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevy SSNo major changes,except a Nationwide logo replaces the National Guard logo.-D-

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Kelly Blue Book Chevy SSSame basic design but blue has replaced white as the primary color.-B

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Mountain Dew Dewshine Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, green background with gold lettering and white front bumper.-A+

LEVINE FAMILY RACING #95

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Ford FusionRedesign of last year’s scheme, another example of logo as a stripe pattern.-A

Michael McDowell #95 K-Love Ford FusionTemplate has been redesigned, and the city outline on the rear quarterpanel has been removed.-A

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Silver Ford Fusion-Redesign of Thrivent Financial scheme, with the logo on the sides removed, and silver replaces the red on the sides. A

PHIL PARSONS RACING #98

Josh Wise #98 Phoenix Construction Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, all white with red lettering, and red and black numbers-A+

Josh Wise #98 Mike Curb 200th Start Ford Fusion-Same as Phoenix Warehouse, but with a different quarter panel and hood design.-A+

Josh Wise #98 Ford Fusion-White with black and red lettering, A+

Paint Scheme Grades-April 4, 2015

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite/Penske 25th Anniversary Ford Fusion-A great looking car with a minimalist design on the hood earns an A+.

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Energy and Water Chevy SS-Same scheme as last year, same B- grade.

Austin Dillon #3 Dow/WeatherTech Chevy SS– Same as Dow scheme, same B+ grade.

Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Rush Truck Centers Chevy SS– A+

Joey Logano #22 Southern California AAA Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same D grade

J.J. Yeley #23 American Cancer Society Toyota Camry– Good color scheme, but a bit too over designed, so I’ll give it a C-

Ron Horniday #30 Toyota Camry– Great color and design earns an A+

Mike Bliss #32 Keen Parts/Corvetteparts.net Ford Fusion-Awful design, terrible color scheme, F.

Mike Bliss #32 Rimrock Ford Fusion-Awful color scheme and terrible design earns an F

Alex Kennedy #33 Dream Factory Chevy SS-Same scheme as last year same B grade.

Chris Buescher #34 A&W Ford Fusion– Great color and design earns an A+

Cole Whitt #35 Ford Fusion– Great color and design earns an A+

Landon Cassill #40 Percon Chevy SS-Great color and design earns an A+

Landon Cassill #40 Newton Business Supplies Chevy SS-Same scheme as last year, same B- grade.

Justin Allgaier #51 Switch Hitch/Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy SS-Decent color scheme but awful design warrant a D- Grade.

Brendan Gaughn #62 Diathrive Chevy SS-Decent color scheme with mediocre design earns a C-

Brendan Gaughn #62 Chevy SS– Great color and design earns an A+

Matt Dibenedetto #83 Dr Pepper Toyota Camry-Same as Burger King. B-

Josh Wise #98 Ford Fusion– Great color and design earns an A+

Paint Scheme Leaderboard-Week 4, The Grand Finale

By David G. Firestone

The Paint Scheme Ranking Executive Committee meetings have been long, but not too contentious, I can’t stay mad at Alejandro when he shows me his belly, so now we present all 55 NASCAR Sprint Cup teams ranked from first to last on how their paint schemes looked. NR has a different meaning this week. NR now specifically referrs to teams that didn’t exist in 2013. Teams that ran different manufacturers in 2013 will be ranked when it came to last year. So, without further ado,

1-Wood Brothers #21 Rank Last Year:1st of 50 -The Wood Brothers always design great cars, and the Quick Lane scheme uses the blue very well. It all looks good!

2-Hendrick Motorsports #48 Rank Last Year:2nd of 50-Classic, smooth looks with no needless clutter. Jimmie always runs great schemes

3-Michael Waltrip Racing #55 Rank Last Year:3rd of 50-The color schemes are good, and the design schemes work very well.

4-Joe Gibbs Racing #18 Rank Last Year:5th of 50-The zebra stripe Interstate Battery scheme wrecks a perfect score for Kyle this year

5-Stewart Haas Racing #4 Rank Last Year:NR-With the exception of Hunt Brothers Pizza, which uses an awful shade of green, Kevin has consistently run a series of great schemes.

6-Team Penske #2 Rank Last Year:18th of 50-The Wurth and Redd’s Apple Ale schemes are a bit over designed, but the white Miller Lite schemes, Alliance Truck Parts, and Detroit Genuine Parts schemes make up for it.

7-Richard Childress Racing #31 Rank Last Year:35th of 50-A lot of great schemes this year, but Wix is overdone, and the Cat/Quicken Loans hybrid looks awful

8-BK Racing #23 Rank Last Year:NR-The Dip Your Car scheme is awful, but the rest of the schemes are very good, and are very attractive.

9-Stewart Haas Racing #41 Rank Last Year: NR-The Slate scheme does not work, but all the other schemes work very well.

10-Roush Fenway Racing #6 Rank Last Year:NR-This would be ranked higher, as it has a somewhat vintage look, but the candy cane on the nose looks odd. It’s still a good scheme.

11-Richard Petty Motorsports #43 Rank Last Year:6th of 50-The Ekcrich camouflage scheme doesn’t work, camouflage schemes rarely do. The Charter green is horrible, but the rest of the schemes look really good.

12-Chip Ganassi Racing #1 Rank Last Year:24th of 50-A pink-washing scheme and a terrible shade of green on the WEMO scheme cost this team the 2nd place spot,knocking them down to 5th. They have run a lot of great schemes this season

13-Levine Family Racing #95 Rank Last Year:45th of 50-The TWD schemes look medicore, but could be worse. The template Levine Family Racing switched too this year looks great and the cars look very good too.

14-Furniture Row Racing #78 Rank Last Year:4th of 50-The World Vision scheme needs work, as the color does not support a fade, but the Furniture Row, and Colorado Freedom Memorial work very well.

15-BK Racing #26 Rank Last Year:50th of 50-Bully Hill Vinyards is an over-designed joke with an awful color scheme. The yellow numbers on the Burger King scheme are awful, but the rest of the schemes are good, and defendable.

16-RAB Racing #29 Rank Last Year:NR-Good color scheme, mediocre design scheme.

17-Hendrick Motorsports #88 Rank Last Year:22nd of 50-National Guard, Mountain Dew, Kickstart, and Superman look good, and work well with the new number design, but Michael Baker, Kelly Blue Book, and Nationwide don’t at all.

18-Chip Ganassi Racing #42 Rank Last Year:11th of 50-While Cottonelle, the Silver Scheme, and Energizer work very well, but the rest of their schemes are mediocre at best. The white on the back doesn’t work.

19-Beard Oil Racing #75 Rank Last Year:NR-If the sides had a sponsor, and the stripe at the bottom was eliminated, it would work a lot better.

20-Front Row Motorsports #34 Rank Last Year:28th of 50-The majority of the schemes look great, but the upside down lettering on the hood of the CSX scheme looks odd. The Wendell Scott scheme is amazing!

21-JTG Daugherty Racing #47 Rank Last Year:15th of 50-While Bush’s, Clorox, Scott’s, Sullivan/Palatek, Kingsford, and Bush’s Grilling Beans work well,Kroger/USO is overdone, Charter Communications uses a horrid shade of green, and Hungry Jack just looks terrible.

22-Hendrick Motorsports #24 Rank Last Year: 36th of 50-Drive to end Hunger is too overdone, and the upside down D on the hood looks terrible. Their orange scheme is even worse. Panasonic is mediocre at best. Pepsi looks good, and all of the Axalta schemes are really good.

23-Humphery Racing #77 Rank Last Year:NR-Plinker Arms doesn’t look great but it could be worse. That applies to Essex Homes as well. The rest of the schemes look good.

24-Joe Gibbs Racing #11 Rank Last Year:31st of 50-The Autisim Speaks scheme works well. The zipper scheme is decent, but odd. Sport Clips is over-designed, but with a good color scheme. The FedEx schemes have decent color schemes, but are over-designed on the front.

25-BK Racing #83 Rank Last Year:7th of 50-Voo Doo Barbecue is an over-designed mess. Dip your car is terrible, as is Zak. Burger King and Borla work well though.

26-Team Penske #12 Rank Last Year:9th of 50-The SKF scheme works very well. The Penske Truck Rental scheme uses a horrible shade of orange, and just looks hideous.

27-Hillman Racing #40 Rank Last Year: NR-When the car doesn’t have a scheme, it looks very good. When it has a sponsor it looks awful.

28-Front Row Motorsports #35 Rank Last Year:27th of 50-The Hefty scheme is a little unorthodox, silver and orange isn’t a great combo, but the design looks good. MDS looks good

29-HScott Motorsports #52 Rank Last Year: NR-The black scheme is good, but the orange Florida Lottery scheme is a trainwreck. Less is more on a paint scheme.

30-HScott Motorsports #51 Rank Last Year:13th of 50-If the car is running a Brandt scheme it looks good, anything else looks terrible.

31-Phil Parsons Racing #98 Rank Last Year: 44th of 50-While I like the Dogecoin,Trench Shoring,iRacing, black Curb Records, and unsponsored black schemes, anything else looks horrendous.

32-Front Row Motorsports #38 Rank Last Year:26th of 50-Most of the schemes are good, but the Love’s Truck Stops, and Love’s Truck Stops Camo schemes are horrific.

33-Joe Gibbs Racing #20 Rank Last Year:23rd of 50-Can all be summed up with medicore color schemes and mediocre design schemes

34-Swan Racing #30 Rank Last Year:50th of 50-The only time the car looked good was when it was unsponsored, but compared to last year’s design it looks amazing!

35-Roush Fenway Racing #17 Rank Last Year:16th of 50-Eco-Power has awful shades of green. Pit for a pair is awful even for a pink-washing scheme. Zest has a good color scheme, but awful design scheme,as does Fifth-Third Bank. Their all-star scheme was terrible. Ford Eco-Boost, NOS, and Nationwide work very well.

36-Richard Childress Racing #27 Rank Last Year: 20th of 50-Neon yellow looks terrible, when they use the stripes on the sides it looks even worse. The Pittsburgh Paints scheme looks really good though.

37-BK Racing #93 Rank Last Year:8th of 50-The Support Millitary scheme is the worst, and although Burger King, Dr. Pepper, and Iowa City Chop House do make up for it, it just isn’t enough.

38-CircleSport/Richard Childress Racing #33 Rank Last Year: 47th of 50-

39-Tommy Baldwin Racing #37 Rank Last Year: NR-Accell Construction has a great color scheme, but the design scheme ruins it.

40-Tommy Baldwin Racing #36 Rank Last Year:29th of 50-Another example of a team where when the car is unsponsored, it looks better.

41-Richard Petty Motorsports #9 Rank Last Year:12th of 50-Can all be summed up with Great color schemes but mediocre design schemes. The camo scheme looks bad, but the upside is that the camo is subtle.

42-Team Penske #22 Rank Last Year:41st of 50-The Shell/Pennzoil scheme has a decent color scheme but a bad design scheme. Anything Pennzoil Platnum is awful, as is Auto Trader. The Auto Club scheme has a great color scheme but a bad design scheme.

43-Identity Ventures Racing #87 Rank Last Year:NR-300 is a mess, and Morris,Hardick and Schinder/SmartBen looks too dull.

44-Michael Waltrip Racing #15 Rank Last Year:38th of 50-The Peak scheme is defendable, the color scheme is good, but the rest of the schemes are just awful.

45-Roush Fenway Racing #99 Rank Last Year:34th of 50-Fastenal looks good, but anything else looks terrible.

46-Go FAS Racing #32 Rank Last Year:25th of 50-The Terry Labonte throwback scheme was amazing, but most of their other schemes are over-designed messes.

47-Stewart Haas Racing #14 Rank Last Year:21st of 50-The over designing of the Bass Pro Shops schemes, as well as the use of orange and camo just look horrible. Mobil 1, Rush Truck Centers, and Code 3 look decent, but to some extent have issues. Mobil 1 is over designed, Rush uses too dark a yellow, Code 3 uses too bright a yellow.

48-Tommy Baldwin Racing #7 Rank Last Year:43rd of 50-Allstate Peterbuilt, and Pilot-St Jude Children’s Network work well, as both have good color schemes and design schemes. Anything else just looks awful.

49-Richard Childress Racing #3 Rank Last Year:NR-Cheerios is very good, and has a classic look. Dow schemes have a great color scheme, but have mediocre design. Anything else looks terrible on this car.

50-Germain Racing #13 Rank Last Year:40th of 50-The blue is too bright, as is the yellow. The car is overdesigned, and the whole car looks like a mess. The camo scheme is much worse.

51-Hendrick Motorsports #5 Rank Last Year:46th of 50-The only half decent scheme is Pepsi. Everything else is an over designed mess.

52-Stewart Haas Racing #10 Rank Last Year:37th of 50-The only scheme that doesn’t make my eyes hurt here is Aspen Dental. Terrible shades of orange and green, with ugly design. The pink-washing scheme is terrible.

53-Xxxtreme Motorsports #44 Rank Last Year: 49th of 50-Every single one of their cars is an ugly, over-designed mess that doesn’t look good at all.

54-Roush Fenway Racing #16 Rank Last Year:19th of 50-Every scheme is terrible.

55-Michael Waltrip Racing #66 Rank Last Year:NR-Nothing about any of these schemes is good.

Paint Scheme Leaderboard, Week #1-Chevy

By David G. Firestone

Starting this week, and for the next four Fridays, we will rank the paint schemes of all 55 race teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup. I will not grade any paint schemes until these rankings are done, but I will still update the Paint Scheme Tracker on Wednesday. The rankings were determined by the Paint Scheme Ranking Executive Committee, made up of myself, and Alejandro my black cat, though all he did was sleep through the proceedings. First up will be Chevy. I will also add the rank each scheme held last year. Teams that did not exist or run Chevy cars will be marked as NR for Not Ranked..

1-Hendrick Motorsports #48 Rank Last Year: 1st of 19-Classic, smooth looks with no needless clutter. Jimmie always runs great schemes

2-Stewart Haas Racing #4 Rank Last Year: NR-With the exception of Hunt Brothers Pizza, which uses an awful shade of green, Kevin has consistently run a series of great schemes.

3-Stewart Haas Racing #41 Rank Last Year: NR-The Slate scheme does not work, but all the other schemes work very well.

4-Richard Childress Racing #31 Rank Last Year: 13th of 19-A lot of great schemes this year, but Wix is overdone, and the Cat/Quicken Loans hybrid looks awful

5-Chip Ganassi Racing #1 Rank Last Year: 9th of 19- A pink-washing scheme and a terrible shade of green on the WEMO scheme cost this team the 2nd place spot,knocking them down to 5th. They have run a lot of great schemes this season

6-Furniture Row Racing #78 Rank Last Year: 2nd of 19-The World Vision scheme needs work, as the color does not support a fade, but the Furniture Row, and Colorado Freedom Memorial work very well.

7-Hendrick Motorsports #88 Rank Last Year: 8th of 19-National Guard, Mountain Dew, Kickstart, and Superman look good, and work well with the new number design, but Michael Baker, Kelly Blue Book, and Nationwide don’t at all.

8-Chip Ganassi Racing #42 Rank Last Year: 4th of 19-While Cottonelle, the Silver Scheme, and Energizer work very well, but the rest of their schemes are mediocre at best. The white on the back doesn’t work.

9-Beard Oil Racing #75 Rank Last Year: NR-If the sides had a sponsor, and the stripe at the bottom was eliminated, it would work a lot better.

10-JTG Daugherty Racing #47 Rank Last Year: NR-While Bush’s, Clorox, Scott’s, Sullivan/Palatek, Kingsford, and Bush’s Grilling Beans work well,Kroger/USO is overdone, Charter Communications uses a horrid shade of green, and Hungry Jack just looks terrible.

11-Hendrick Motorsports #24 Rank Last Year: 14th of 19-Drive to end Hunger is too overdone, and the upside down D on the hood looks terrible. Their orange scheme is even worse. Panasonic is mediocre at best. Pepsi looks good, and all of the Axalta schemes are really good.

12-Hillman Racing #40 Rank Last Year: NR-When the car doesn’t have a scheme, it looks very good. When it has a sponsor it looks awful.

13-HScott Motorsports #52 Rank Last Year: NR-The black scheme is good, but the orange Florida Lottery scheme is a trainwreck. Less is more on a paint scheme.

14-HScott Motorsports #51 Rank Last Year: 5th of 19-If the car is running a Brandt scheme it looks good, anything else looks terrible.

15-Richard Childress Racing #27 Rank Last Year: 6th of 19-Neon yellow looks terrible, when they use the stripes on the sides it looks even worse. The Pittsburgh Paints scheme looks really good though.

16-CircleSport/Richard Childress Racing #33 Rank Last Year: 19th of 19-

17-Tommy Baldwin Racing #37 Rank Last Year: NR-Accell Construction has a great color scheme, but the design scheme ruins it.

18-Tommy Baldwin Racing #36 Rank Last Year:10th of 19-Another example of a team where when the car is unsponsored, it looks better.

19-Stewart Haas Racing #14 Rank Last Year: 7th of 19-The over designing of the Bass Pro Shops schemes, as well as the use of orange and camo just look horrible. Mobil 1, Rush Truck Centers, and Code 3 look decent, but to some extent have issues. Mobil 1 is over designed, Rush uses too dark a yellow, Code 3 uses too bright a yellow.

20-Tommy Baldwin Racing #7 Rank Last Year:16th of 19-Allstate Peterbuilt, and Pilot-St Jude Children’s Network work well, as both have good color schemes and design schemes. Anything else just looks awful.

21-Richard Childress Racing #3 Rank Last Year:NR-Cheerios is very good, and has a classic look. Dow schemes have a great color scheme, but have mediocre design. Anything else looks terrible on this car.

22-Germain Racing #13 Rank Last Year:NR-The blue is too bright, as is the yellow. The car is overdesigned, and the whole car looks like a mess. The camo scheme is much worse.

23-Hendrick Motorsports #5 Rank Last Year:17th of 19-The only half decent scheme is Pepsi. Everything else is an over designed mess.

24-Stewart Haas Racing #10 Rank Last Year:14th of 19-The only scheme that doesn’t make my eyes hurt here is Aspen Dental. Terrible shades of orange and green, with ugly design. The pink-washing scheme is terrible.

25-Xxxtreme Motorsports #44 Rank Last Year:NR-Every single one of their cars is an ugly, over-designed mess that doesn’t look good at all.

Next week, we move on to Ford…See you soon!