By David G. Firestone
Let’s just get this out of the way, Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanza, and Happy Festivus. Lots of new schemes this week, including Austin Dillon, Greg Biffle, Sam Hornish Jr., Ty Dillon, Aric Almirola, Jimmie Johnson and Brian Vickers.
2015 Toyota Camry–The first Gen 6 redesign comes to the Camry for 2015. The front is sleeker, with a more aggressive nose, and grill area, the tail has been redesigned as well.
Jamie McMurray #1 Cessna/Beechcraft Chevy SS–No Change
Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion–Same basic design as 2014, but with no gold stripe, vintage Miller Crest, or hop designs on the side.
Austin Dillon #3 Cheerios Chevy SS–No change
Austin Dillon #3 Dow Chevy SS–No change
Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevy SS–No Change
Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Chevy SS–No Change
Kevin Harvick #4 Budweiser Chevy SS–No change
Kevin Harvick #4 Jimmie Johns Chevy SS–No change
Kevin Harvick #4 Outback Steakhouse–No Change
Kevin Harvick #4 Ditech Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, blue, and white is the primary color scheme
Kasey Kahne #5 Great Clips Chevy SS–No Change
Kasey Kahne #5 Time Warner Cable Chevy SS–No Change
Kasey Kahne #5 Farmers Insurance Chevy SS–Complete redesign from last year, black, and dark blue replaces light blue and silver, and the design has been completely revamped.
Kasey Kahne #5 Liftmaster Chevy SS-New sponsor for 2015, red and white redesign of the Time Warner scheme.
Trevor Bayne #6 Advocare Ford Fusion-New team, new sponsor, red, white and blue is the color scheme.
Sam Hornish Jr. #9 Twisted Tea Ford Fusion–No Change
Danica Patrick #10 Aspen Dental Chevy SS–Same basic design as last year, but the blue ovals on the white are more pronounced.
Danica Patrick #10 GoDaddy Chevy SS–New redesign with more black and less orange.
Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry–New redesign with a much simpler front and more design on the sides.
Tony Stewart #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevy SS–Same color scheme as last year, but with a new design on the side.
Tony Stewart #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy SS–Same color scheme as last year, but with a new design on the side.
Tony Stewart #14 Code 3 Associates/Mobil1 Chevy SS–No Change
Clint Bowyer #15 5 Hour Energy Toyota Camry–No Change
Greg Biffle #16 Cheez Its Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red with a cheese colored stripe and crackers on the side.
Greg Biffle #16 Clean Harbors Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2015, red white and black design
Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Fire Ant Killer Ford Fusion–No change
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.
Greg Biffle #16 Ortho Bug-B-Gon Ford Fusion-New sponsor, new design, red, black, and white is the primary color scheme.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fastenal Ford Fusion-New primary sponsor, blue, and white is the color scheme.
Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Toyota Camry–No change
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.
Carl Edwards #19 Stanley Toyota Camry-New team and new sponsor, yellow, black, and white is the color scheme.
Carl Edwards #19 Aaris Toyota Camry-New team and new sponsor, reddish orange with the Aaris logo used as part of the side stripe.
Matt Kenseth #20 DeWalt Toyota Camry-New sponsor, black, green, yellow, and white is the color scheme.
Matt Kenseth #20 Dollar General Toyota Camry–Much simpler than the 2014 scheme, with fewer side designs.
Ryan Blaney #21 Motorcraft/Quicklane Ford Fusion–No Change
Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion–No change
Joey Logano #22 AAA Ford Fusion–The AAA logo has been straightened up in 2015.
Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Platnum Ford Fusion–No Change.
Jeff Gordon #24 Axalta Chevy SS–No Change
Jeff Gordon #24 Panasonic Toughbook Chevy SS–No Change
Paul Menard #27 Pittsburgh Paints/Menard’s Chevy SS–No change
Ryan Newman #31 Cat Chevy SS–Same color scheme, but the car as a whole has been redesigned
Ryan Newman #31 Quicken Loans Chevy SS–No change
Ty Dillon #33 Yuengling Brewery Chevy SS-New sponsor, red, white, and blue is the primary color scheme.
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.
Kurt Busch #41Haas CNC Chevy SS–Same color scheme, but the car has been completely redesigned.
Kurt Busch #41 Slate Water Heaters Chevy SS–No change
Aric Almoriola #43 Eckrich Ford Fusion–Same basic design, but with a Nathans logo on the rear.
Aric Almirola #43 Smithfield Ford Fusion–No change
Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s Chevy SS–New design, bears a resemblance to the old Kobalt tools scheme from 2009.
Jimmie Johnson #48 Kobalt Chevy SS–New design, redesigned version of the current Lowe’s scheme.
Brian Vickers #55 Aaron’s Toyota Camry–Same 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
Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Nationwide Chevy SS–No Change
Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevy SS–No major changes,except a Nationwide logo replaces the National Guard logo.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Kelly Blue Book Chevy SS–Same basic design but blue has replaced white as the primary color.
Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial Ford Fusion–Redesign of last year’s scheme, another example of logo as a stripe pattern.