Throwback Thursday-August 8, 2015

2015 THROWBACK SCHEMES

THROWBACK

TEAM PENSKE #2

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 Genuine Draft Ford FusionThrowback scheme that ran from 1990-1996 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-

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser Make It Home Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, all red with white lettering. A+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Trevor Bayne #6 Advocare Mark Martin Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on Mark Martin’s Valvoline scheme from 1998-1999. A+

TOMMY BALDWIN RACING #7

Alex Bowman #7 “Tiger” Tom Baldwin Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, pays tribute to “Tiger” Tom Baldwin’s modified car Has image of air filter on hood, and roll bars on sides. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #9

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Winn Dixie Throwback Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015, based on Mark Martin’s 1999 Winn Dixie scheme with modern logos. B-

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

Clint Bowyer #15 Buddy Baker Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, hand painted throwback to Buddy Baker’s 1974 scheme. A++

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #16

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, red with white hood, vintage numbers, logos, and consistency decals. A+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Cargil David Pearson Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on David Pearson’s 1969 Ford Torino Cobra. A+

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

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

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 Shell Pennzoil Mario Andretti Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, based on Mario Andretti’s 1988 24 Hours of LeMans Porsche. A+

BK RACING #23

Jeb Burton #23 Estes Cat Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, Based on Ward Burton’s 2002 Daytona 500 Winning scheme. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta Throwback Chevy SSBased on the scheme Jeff Gordon raced from 1993-2000. A+

RICHARD CHILDRES RACING #27

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, rainbow stripe pattern with vintage Menard’s logo and door numbers. A+

GO FAS RACING #32

Boris Said Genesee Beer Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015,based on old school AMC Matador schemes A+

Josh Wise #32 Beer Frost/Corvetteparts.com Tide Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on the “Tide Ride” used by the #32 team from 2000-2006. A+

CIRCLE SPORT RACING #33

Mike Bliss #33 Harry Gant Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, based on the Skoal Bandit scheme run by Harry Gant. A+

HILLMAN-SMITH MOTORSPORTS #40

Landon Cassill #40 Proud to be an American Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, based on Sterling Marlin’s patriotic car from the Protection One 400. A+

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #42

Kyle Larson #42 Mello Yello Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, throwback to Kyle Petty’s Mello Yello Pontiac. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almirola #43 STP 1972 Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on Richard Petty’s 1972 STP Dodge. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almirola #43 STP Ford FusionNo Change. A+

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #46

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, black with yellow stripes, and vintage Pilot and modern Flying J logos. C+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #55

David Ragan #55 Aaron’s Ken Ragan Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, throwback to David’s father Ken’s 1990’s car. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Valvoline Buddy Baker Throwback Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, classic Valvoline scheme from 1984. A+

FAUXBACK

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+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015. throwback design based on a Richard Childress scheme from the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Red top and bottom, white stripes on roof and sides. B-

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

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 Hendrick Ride Along Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, red stripes across top and bottom, white separating both, which meet at front, vintage designed numbers and logos. A+

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 Sport Clips Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, white top and hood, black stripe across sides, vintage number design, and red bottom. C

STEWART-HAAS RACING #14

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shop Throwback/Mobil 1 Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, silver on top, red stripes across car, bottom is black, vintage Bass Pro Shops log on hood. C+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

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

BK RACING #23

JJ Yeley #23 Beds For Kids Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue with silver stripe running up the side, white bottom, Dr Pepper design has been removed, vintage-style logos on sides and hood. B-

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #25

Chase Elliott #25 NAPA Fauxback Chevy SSTo be raced at Darlington, based on the 1985 Coors Ford design, but with NAPA colors and logos. C-

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #31

Ryan Newman #31 Caterpillar Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, Yellow with black stripes up the center and vintage logos. A+

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #51

Justin Allgaier #51 Brandt Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, vintage numbers replace current design, EST 1953 has been added as well. A+

NON THROWBACK SCHEMES FOR DARLINGTON

STEWART-HAAS RACING #10

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Black Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, reversal of the current scheme with black on top, green on bottom. C+

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Ryan Blaney #21 Snap On Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, same as Snap On, but photos of Snap On distributors replace white. B-

FURNITURE ROW RACING #78

Martin Truex Jr. #78 Furniture Row National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, same basic scheme, but teal replaces orange. A+

Throwback Thursday-September 24, 2015

2015 THROWBACK SCHEMES

THROWBACK

TEAM PENSKE #2

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 Genuine Draft Ford FusionThrowback scheme that ran from 1990-1996 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-

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser Make It Home Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, all red with white lettering. A+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Trevor Bayne #6 Advocare Mark Martin Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on Mark Martin’s Valvoline scheme from 1998-1999. A+

TOMMY BALDWIN RACING #7

Alex Bowman #7 “Tiger” Tom Baldwin Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, pays tribute to “Tiger” Tom Baldwin’s modified car Has image of air filter on hood, and roll bars on sides. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #9

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Winn Dixie Throwback Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015, based on Mark Martin’s 1999 Winn Dixie scheme with modern logos. B-

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

Clint Bowyer #15 Buddy Baker Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, hand painted throwback to Buddy Baker’s 1974 scheme. A++

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #16

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, red with white hood, vintage numbers, logos, and consistency decals. A+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Cargil David Pearson Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on David Pearson’s 1969 Ford Torino Cobra. A+

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

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

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 Shell Pennzoil Mario Andretti Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, based on Mario Andretti’s 1988 24 Hours of LeMans Porsche. A+

BK RACING #23

Jeb Burton #23 Estes Cat Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, Based on Ward Burton’s 2002 Daytona 500 Winning scheme. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta Throwback Chevy SSBased on the scheme Jeff Gordon raced from 1993-2000. A+

RICHARD CHILDRES RACING #27

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, rainbow stripe pattern with vintage Menard’s logo and door numbers. A+

GO FAS RACING #32

Boris Said Genesee Beer Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015,based on old school AMC Matador schemes A+

Josh Wise #32 Beer Frost/Corvetteparts.com Tide Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on the “Tide Ride” used by the #32 team from 2000-2006. A+

CIRCLE SPORT RACING #33

Mike Bliss #33 Harry Gant Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, based on the Skoal Bandit scheme run by Harry Gant. A+

HILLMAN-SMITH MOTORSPORTS #40

Landon Cassill #40 Proud to be an American Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, based on Sterling Marlin’s patriotic car from the Protection One 400. A+

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #42

Kyle Larson #42 Mello Yello Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, throwback to Kyle Petty’s Mello Yello Pontiac. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almirola #43 STP 1972 Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on Richard Petty’s 1972 STP Dodge. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almirola #43 STP Ford FusionNo Change. A+

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #46

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, black with yellow stripes, and vintage Pilot and modern Flying J logos. C+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #55

David Ragan #55 Aaron’s Ken Ragan Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, throwback to David’s father Ken’s 1990’s car. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Valvoline Buddy Baker Throwback Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, classic Valvoline scheme from 1984. A+

FAUXBACK

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+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015. throwback design based on a Richard Childress scheme from the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Red top and bottom, white stripes on roof and sides. B-

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

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 Hendrick Ride Along Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, red stripes across top and bottom, white separating both, which meet at front, vintage designed numbers and logos. A+

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 Sport Clips Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, white top and hood, black stripe across sides, vintage number design, and red bottom. C

STEWART-HAAS RACING #14

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shop Throwback/Mobil 1 Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, silver on top, red stripes across car, bottom is black, vintage Bass Pro Shops log on hood. C+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

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

BK RACING #23

JJ Yeley #23 Beds For Kids Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue with silver stripe running up the side, white bottom, Dr Pepper design has been removed, vintage-style logos on sides and hood. B-

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #25

Chase Elliott #25 NAPA Fauxback Chevy SSTo be raced at Darlington, based on the 1985 Coors Ford design, but with NAPA colors and logos. C-

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #31

Ryan Newman #31 Caterpillar Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, Yellow with black stripes up the center and vintage logos. A+

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #51

Justin Allgaier #51 Brandt Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, vintage numbers replace current design, EST 1953 has been added as well. A+

NON THROWBACK SCHEMES FOR DARLINGTON

STEWART-HAAS RACING #10

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Black Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, reversal of the current scheme with black on top, green on bottom. C+

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Ryan Blaney #21 Snap On Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, same as Snap On, but photos of Snap On distributors replace white. B-

FURNITURE ROW RACING #78

Martin Truex Jr. #78 Furniture Row National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, same basic scheme, but teal replaces orange. A+

Throwback Thursday Paint Scheme Tracker-September 17, 2015

2015 THROWBACK SCHEMES

THROWBACK

TEAM PENSKE #2

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 Genuine Draft Ford FusionThrowback scheme that ran from 1990-1996 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-

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser Make It Home Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, all red with white lettering. A+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Trevor Bayne #6 Advocare Mark Martin Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on Mark Martin’s Valvoline scheme from 1998-1999. A+

TOMMY BALDWIN RACING #7

Alex Bowman #7 “Tiger” Tom Baldwin Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, pays tribute to “Tiger” Tom Baldwin’s modified car Has image of air filter on hood, and roll bars on sides. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #9

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Winn Dixie Throwback Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015, based on Mark Martin’s 1999 Winn Dixie scheme with modern logos. B-

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

Clint Bowyer #15 Buddy Baker Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, hand painted throwback to Buddy Baker’s 1974 scheme. A++

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #16

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, red with white hood, vintage numbers, logos, and consistency decals. A+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Cargil David Pearson Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on David Pearson’s 1969 Ford Torino Cobra. A+

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

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

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 Shell Pennzoil Mario Andretti Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, based on Mario Andretti’s 1988 24 Hours of LeMans Porsche. A+

BK RACING #23

Jeb Burton #23 Estes Cat Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, Based on Ward Burton’s 2002 Daytona 500 Winning scheme. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta Throwback Chevy SSBased on the scheme Jeff Gordon raced from 1993-2000. A+

RICHARD CHILDRES RACING #27

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, rainbow stripe pattern with vintage Menard’s logo and door numbers. A+

GO FAS RACING #32

Boris Said Genesee Beer Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015,based on old school AMC Matador schemes A+

Josh Wise #32 Beer Frost/Corvetteparts.com Tide Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on the “Tide Ride” used by the #32 team from 2000-2006. A+

CIRCLE SPORT RACING #33

Mike Bliss #33 Harry Gant Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, based on the Skoal Bandit scheme run by Harry Gant. A+

HILLMAN-SMITH MOTORSPORTS #40

Landon Cassill #40 Proud to be an American Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, based on Sterling Marlin’s patriotic car from the Protection One 400. A+

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #42

Kyle Larson #42 Mello Yello Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, throwback to Kyle Petty’s Mello Yello Pontiac. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almirola #43 STP 1972 Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on Richard Petty’s 1972 STP Dodge. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almirola #43 STP Ford FusionNo Change. A+

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #46

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, black with yellow stripes, and vintage Pilot and modern Flying J logos. C+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #55

David Ragan #55 Aaron’s Ken Ragan Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, throwback to David’s father Ken’s 1990’s car. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Valvoline Buddy Baker Throwback Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, classic Valvoline scheme from 1984. A+

FAUXBACK

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+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015. throwback design based on a Richard Childress scheme from the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Red top and bottom, white stripes on roof and sides. B-

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

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 Hendrick Ride Along Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, red stripes across top and bottom, white separating both, which meet at front, vintage designed numbers and logos. A+

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 Sport Clips Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, white top and hood, black stripe across sides, vintage number design, and red bottom. C

STEWART-HAAS RACING #14

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shop Throwback/Mobil 1 Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, silver on top, red stripes across car, bottom is black, vintage Bass Pro Shops log on hood. C+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

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

BK RACING #23

JJ Yeley #23 Beds For Kids Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue with silver stripe running up the side, white bottom, Dr Pepper design has been removed, vintage-style logos on sides and hood. B-

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #25

Chase Elliott #25 NAPA Fauxback Chevy SSTo be raced at Darlington, based on the 1985 Coors Ford design, but with NAPA colors and logos. C-

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #31

Ryan Newman #31 Caterpillar Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, Yellow with black stripes up the center and vintage logos. A+

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #51

Justin Allgaier #51 Brandt Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, vintage numbers replace current design, EST 1953 has been added as well. A+

NON THROWBACK SCHEMES FOR DARLINGTON

STEWART-HAAS RACING #10

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Black Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, reversal of the current scheme with black on top, green on bottom. C+

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Ryan Blaney #21 Snap On Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, same as Snap On, but photos of Snap On distributors replace white. B-

FURNITURE ROW RACING #78

Martin Truex Jr. #78 Furniture Row National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, same basic scheme, but teal replaces orange. A+

Throwback Thursday Paint Scheme Tracker-September 3, 2015

2015 THROWBACK SCHEMES

THROWBACK

TEAM PENSKE #2

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 Genuine Draft Ford FusionThrowback scheme that ran from 1990-1996 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-

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #6

Trevor Bayne #6 Advocare Mark Martin Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on Mark Martin’s Valvoline scheme from 1998-1999. A+

TOMMY BALDWIN RACING #7

Alex Bowman #7 “Tiger” Tom Baldwin Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, pays tribute to “Tiger” Tom Baldwin’s modified car Has image of air filter on hood, and roll bars on sides. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #9

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Winn Dixie Throwback Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015, based on Mark Martin’s 1999 Winn Dixie scheme with modern logos. B-

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

Clint Bowyer #15 Buddy Baker Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, hand painted throwback to Buddy Baker’s 1974 scheme. A++

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #16

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, red with white hood, vintage numbers, logos, and consistency decals. A+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Cargil David Pearson Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on David Pearson’s 1969 Ford Torino Cobra. A+

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

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

TEAM PENSKE #22

Joey Logano #22 Shell Pennzoil Mario Andretti Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, based on Mario Andretti’s 1988 24 Hours of LeMans Porsche. A+

BK RACING #23

Jeb Burton #23 Estes Cat Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, Based on Ward Burton’s 2002 Daytona 500 Winning scheme. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta Throwback Chevy SSBased on the scheme Jeff Gordon raced from 1993-2000. A+

RICHARD CHILDRES RACING #27

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, rainbow stripe pattern with vintage Menard’s logo and door numbers. A+

GO FAS RACING #32

Boris Said Genesee Beer Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015,based on old school AMC Matador schemes A+

Josh Wise #32 Beer Frost/Corvetteparts.com Tide Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on the “Tide Ride” used by the #32 team from 2000-2006. A+

HILLMAN-SMITH MOTORSPORTS #40

Landon Cassill #40 Proud to be an American Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, based on Sterling Marlin’s patriotic car from the Protection One 400. A+

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #42

Kyle Larson #42 Mello Yello Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, throwback to Kyle Petty’s Mello Yello Pontiac. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almirola #43 STP 1972 Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on Richard Petty’s 1972 STP Dodge. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almirola #43 STP Ford FusionNo Change. A+

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #46

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, black with yellow stripes, and vintage Pilot and modern Flying J logos. C+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #55

David Ragan #55 Aaron’s Ken Ragan Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, throwback to David’s father Ken’s 1990’s car. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Valvoline Buddy Baker Throwback Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, classic Valvoline scheme from 1984. A+

FAUXBACK

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+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015. throwback design based on a Richard Childress scheme from the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Red top and bottom, white stripes on roof and sides. B-

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

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 Hendrick Ride Along Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, red stripes across top and bottom, white separating both, which meet at front, vintage designed numbers and logos. A+

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 Sport Clips Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, white top and hood, black stripe across sides, vintage number design, and red bottom. C

STEWART-HAAS RACING #14

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shop Throwback/Mobil 1 Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, silver on top, red stripes across car, bottom is black, vintage Bass Pro Shops log on hood. C+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

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

BK RACING #23

JJ Yeley #23 Beds For Kids Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2015, blue with silver stripe running up the side, white bottom, Dr Pepper design has been removed, vintage-style logos on sides and hood. B-

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #25

Chase Elliott #25 NAPA Fauxback Chevy SSTo be raced at Darlington, based on the 1985 Coors Ford design, but with NAPA colors and logos. C-

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #31

Ryan Newman #31 Caterpillar Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, Yellow with black stripes up the center and vintage logos. A+

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #51

Justin Allgaier #51 Brandt Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, vintage numbers replace current design, EST 1953 has been added as well. A+

NON THROWBACK SCHEMES FOR DARLINGTON

STEWART-HAAS RACING #10

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Black Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, reversal of the current scheme with black on top, green on bottom. C+

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Ryan Blaney #21 Snap On Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, same as Snap On, but photos of Snap On distributors replace white. B-

FURNITURE ROW RACING #78

Martin Truex Jr. #78 Furniture Row National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, same basic scheme, but teal replaces orange. A+

Paint Scheme Grades-August 29, 2015

Trevor Bayne #6 Advocare Mark Martin Throwback Ford Fusion-Not my favorite Mark Martin throwback scheme, but it works with the V’s replace by A’s. I’ll give it an A+.

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Winn Dixie Throwback Ford Fusion-Based on a later Mark Martin throwback scheme, the modern numbers and logos take an A+ scheme to a B-.

Clint Bowyer #15 Buddy Baker Throwback Toyota Camry-I rarely hand out the second + to an A+ scheme but for this throwback to Buddy Baker’s 1974 scheme because the team went the extra mile and hand painted it. The extra plus is worth one 1/3 of a letter grade in the final ratings. A++

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Throwback Ford Fusion-Great design, great color scheme, bonus points for vintage contingency decals. A+

Jeb Burton #23 Estes Cat Throwback Toyota Camry-I’ll be honest, when I heard of the throwback race, I thought Ryan Newman would use this scheme. That said, it is still a great scheme based on Ward Burton’s 2002 Daytona 500 winning scheme. A+

JJ Yeley #23 Voodoo Grills Toyota Camry-Same scheme as #83, same F grade.

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s Throwback Chevy SS-Vintage logos, a unique vintage look, and vintage door numbers all add up to an A+.

Josh Wise #32 Beer Frost/Corvetteparts.com Tide Throwback Ford Fusion-You can NEVER go wrong with a Tide Ride scheme. A+

Aric Almirola #43 STP 1972 Throwback Ford Fusion-STP throwbacks are, without exception, always great. A+

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J Throwback Chevy SS– A good color scheme and decent design, ruined by modern logos. The vintage Pilot logo is good but can’t keep the grade above a C+.

Matt DiBenedetto #83 James Madison University Toyota Camry-Blue, black and gold is a good color scheme, but it doesn’t transfer well to this paint scheme. It looks forced. I think that if the blue and gold were reversed it might help. The design and logos are good, so I’ll give it a B+

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Valvoline Buddy Baker Throwback Chevy SS– The only bad thing I can say is that the Dale Jr. number design is present on this throwback scheme, but it’s too good of a scheme for me to complain, and I give it an A+.

Timmy Hill #98 Big Daddy RV’s Ford Fusion-The logo may be a bit gaudy, but the paint scheme is good, and I’ll give in an A+.

Throwback Thursday Tracker- August 27, 2015

2015 THROWBACK SCHEMES

THROWBACK

TEAM PENSKE #2

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 Genuine Draft Ford FusionThrowback scheme that ran from 1990-1996 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 PETTY MOTORSPORTS #9

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Winn Dixie Throwback Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015, based on Mark Martin’s 1999 Winn Dixie scheme with modern logos. B-

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

Clint Bowyer #15 Buddy Baker Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, hand painted throwback to Buddy Baker’s 1974 scheme. A++

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #16

Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, red with white hood, vintage numbers, logos, and consistency decals. A+

ROUSH-FENWAY RACING #17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Cargil David Pearson Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on David Pearson’s 1969 Ford Torino Cobra. A+

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

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

BK RACING #23

Jeb Burton #23 Estes Cat Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, Based on Ward Burton’s 2002 Daytona 500 Winning scheme. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #24

Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta Throwback Chevy SSBased on the scheme Jeff Gordon raced from 1993-2000. A+

RICHARD CHILDRES RACING #27

Paul Menard #27 Menard’s Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, rainbow stripe pattern with vintage Menard’s logo and door numbers. A+

GO FAS RACING #32

Boris Said Genesee Beer Ford FusionNew sponsor for 2015,based on old school AMC Matador schemes A+

Josh Wise #32 Beer Frost/Corvetteparts.com Tide Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on the “Tide Ride” used by the #32 team from 2000-2006. A+

HILLMAN-SMITH MOTORSPORTS #40

Landon Cassill #40 Proud to be an American Chevy SSNew scheme for 2015, based on Sterling Marlin’s patriotic car from the Protection One 400. A+

CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAM #42

Kyle Larson #42 Mello Yello Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, throwback to Kyle Petty’s Mello Yello Pontiac. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almirola #43 STP 1972 Throwback Ford FusionNew scheme for 2015, based on Richard Petty’s 1972 STP Dodge. A+

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS #43

Aric Almirola #43 STP Ford FusionNo Change. A+

HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS #46

Michael Annett #46 Pilot/Flying J Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, black with yellow stripes, and vintage Pilot and modern Flying J logos. C+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #55

David Ragan #55 Aaron’s Ken Ragan Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2015, throwback to David’s father Ken’s 1990’s car. A+

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #88

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Valvoline Buddy Baker Throwback Chevy SSNew sponsor for 2015, classic Valvoline scheme from 1984. A+

FAUXBACK

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+

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #3

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015. throwback design based on a Richard Childress scheme from the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Red top and bottom, white stripes on roof and sides. B-

STEWART-HAAS RACING #4

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

JOE GIBBS RACING #11

Denny Hamlin #11 Sport Clips Throwback Toyota Camry-New scheme for 2015, white top and hood, black stripe across sides, vintage number design, and red bottom. C

STEWART-HAAS RACING #14

Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shop Throwback/Mobil 1 Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, silver on top, red stripes across car, bottom is black, vintage Bass Pro Shops log on hood. C+

MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING #15

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

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS #25

Chase Elliott #25 NAPA Fauxback Chevy SSTo be raced at Darlington, based on the 1985 Coors Ford design, but with NAPA colors and logos. C-

RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING #31

Ryan Newman #31 Caterpillar Throwback Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, Yellow with black stripes up the center and vintage logos. A+

NON THROWBACK SCHEMES FOR DARLINGTON

STEWART-HAAS RACING #10

Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Black Chevy SS-New scheme for 2015, reversal of the current scheme with black on top, green on bottom. C+

WOOD BROTHERS RACING #21

Ryan Blaney #21 Snap On Throwback Ford Fusion-New scheme for 2015, same as Snap On, but photos of Snap On distributors replace white. B-

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 #2-Ford

Ford

By David G. Firestone

Last Week, Chevy teams were ranked. This week, the Paint Scheme Ranking Executive Committee, made up of myself, and Alejandro my black cat have determined how Ford’s teams will be ranked. Alejandro was slightly more useful this week, keeping my leg warm while he slept. As with last week, teams that did not exist or did not run Fords last year will be marked with NR for Not Ranked.

1-Wood Brothers #21 Rank Last Year:1st of 17-The Wood Brothers always design great cars, and the Quick Lane scheme uses the blue very well. It all looks good!

2-Team Penske #2 Rank Last Year:6th of 17-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.

3-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.

4-Richard Petty Motorsports #43 Rank Last Year:2nd of 17-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.

5-Levine Family Racing #95 Rank Last Year:16th of 17-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.

6-Front Row Motorsports #34 Rank Last Year:11th of 17-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!

7-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.

8-Front Row Motorsports #35 Rank Last Year:10th of 17-The Hefty scheme is a little unorthodox, silver and orange isn’t a great combo, but the design looks good. MDS looks good.

9-Team Penske #12 Rank Last Year:3rd of 17-The SKF scheme works very well. The Penske Truck Rental scheme uses a horrible shade of orange, and just looks hideous.

10-Phil Parsons Racing #98 Rank Last Year: 15th of 17-While I like the Dogecoin,Trench Shoring,iRacing, black Curb Records, and unsponsored black schemes, anything else looks horrendous.

11-Front Row Motorsports #38 Rank Last Year:9th of 17-Most of the schemes are good, but the Love’s Truck Stops, and Love’s Truck Stops Camo schemes are horrific.

12-Roush Fenway Racing #17 Rank Last Year:5th of 17-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.

13-Richard Petty Motorsports #9 Rank Last Year:4th of 17-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.

14-Team Penske #22 Rank Last Year:14th of 17-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.

15-Roush Fenway Racing #99 Rank Last Year:12th of 17-Fastenal looks good, but anything else looks terrible.

16-Go FAS Racing #32 Rank Last Year:8th of 17-The Terry Labonte throwback scheme was amazing, but most of their other schemes are over-designed messes.

17-Roush Fenway Racing #16 Rank Last Year:7th of 17-Every scheme is terrible.

Ford is in the rearview mirror, but next week we move on to Toyota!