Paint Scheme Grades-June 5, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Patriotic Ford Mustang-The silver looks slightly better, but the scheme is still good, so I’ll give it an A-

Ryan Newman #6 Kohler Generators Patriotic Ford Mustang-Good color scheme, bad design scheme, C grade as a result.

Corey LaJoie, driver of the #7 Diamond Creek Water Patriotic Chevy Camaro-This is another scheme where nothing is really right, or nothing wrong. It gets a C.

Tyler Reddick #8 Alsco Uniforms Patriotic Chevy Camaro-The replacement stripes are out of place in comparison to the rest of the scheme. It looks awful, and takes an A scheme down to a C.

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

Ryan Blaney #12 BodyArmor EDGE Ford Mustang-I think there are too many colors, and the car is way too over designed. F

Chase Briscoe #14 HighPoint Patriotic Ford Mustang-This is a very well-done patriotic motif. It’s not over designed, and the car looks great. A.

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

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Bass Pro Shops Patriotic Toyota Camry-A great scheme that got cleaned up will always get an A.

Christopher Bell #20 Honoring Our Fallen Heroes Toyota Camry-I think the car is much too over designed, I hate the flag motif on the front, and the blue designs aren’t good. F

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menards/Masterforce Tools Ford Mustang-I like the colors, and the spark motif is a unique look. This is a great scheme, and it gets an A.

Bubba Wallace #23 DoorDash Toyota Camry-This is a well done scheme, with a unique look, and that will always get an A.

Michael McDowell #34 Fr8 Auctions Patriotic Ford Mustang-Camo does NOT look good on the side of a race car. F

Ryan Preece #37 Kroger/Coca-Cola Chevy Camaro-I like the shade of red Coca Cola uses. Other than that, this is an awful, poorly designed scheme. D

Anthony Alfredo #38 Death Wish Coffee Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Cole Custer #41 Feeding America/Wow Wow Ford Mustang-Silver and black is a great color scheme, the green and red stripes work well, this gets an A.

Ross Chastain #42 Advent Health Chevy Camaro-Calling this awful would be an understatement. This is officially a contender for worst scheme of the year. F

Erik Jones #43 Petty’s Garage Patriotic Chevy Camaro-The patriotic motif works well here. This looks good, and gets an A.

David Starr #66 Special Report with Bret Baier/Richardson Service Toyota Camry-A smooth look, with a great color scheme will ALWAYS earn an A.

Justin Haley #77 Walmart Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is great, and it isn’t over designed. This is a great look, and t gets an A.

Paint Scheme Grades-September 19, 2015

Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser Make It Home Chevy SS-I’m considering this a throwback, since it reminds me of Kenny Schrader’s scheme from his Hendrick days. It looks great, and earns an A+.

Alex Bowman #7 Jewel-Osco Chevy SS-The color scheme is good, the design is good, but those stripes on the door number kill an A+ scheme. They serve no purpose, and are not part of Jewel-Osco’s color scheme, and take the scheme down to a B-.

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Go Bowling/Draft Kings Ford Fusion-Same as Medallion Bank, same B+ grade.

Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Walmart Ford Fusion-Not a bad scheme, color is great, but the design needs some work, as it looks forced, and doesn’t work. B-

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Cargil Ford Fusion-See Walmart Above. B+

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s/American Hertiage Toyota Camry-Same as M&M’s Crispy same B- grade.

Jeffery Earnhardt #32 Beer Frost/Corvette Parts Ford Fusion-Same as Corvette Parts, same F grade.

Mike Bliss #33 Harry Gant Throwback Chevy SS– Based on Harry Gant’s Skoal Bandit scheme he raced through much of his career, I couldn’t say anything bad about this scheme with a gun to my head. A+

David Gilliland #38 Love’s Truck Stops/Children’s Miracle Network Ford Fusion-Same as Love’s Truck Stops, same A grade.

Aric Almirola #43 Waffle House Ford Fusion– Same scheme as last year, same B- grade,

Timmy Hill #62 Champion Machinery Chevy SS-The plain scheme with Champion Machienry decasl looks good, and earns an A+.

Michael McDowell #95 WRL Contractors Ford Fusion– It’s amazing how much better this scheme looks without the Larry the Lobster crap on it. It takes the scheme up to an A+.