The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Grades-September 17, 2016

By David G. Firestone

Jamie McMurray #1 Sherwin Williams Emerald Chevy SS– The color scheme is decent, and the side design is a bit overdone. B-

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion-I like this new look. The curve looks good, and the color scheme is great. I give it an A

Kasey Kahne #5 Levi’s/Great Clips Chevy SS-The denim motif is a bold choice, and it works well. It’s not overdone, and it looks really good. A

Regan Smith #7 Nikko/Raphael Chevy SS-The comic book motif is overdone, and the color scheme doesn’t work. F

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Ground Silver Numbers Toyota Camry-Same basic scheme as FedEx Ground but with silver numbers, same A grade.

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Silver Numbers Toyota Camry-Same basic scheme as M&M’s but with silver numbers, same A grade.

Carl Edwards #19 Arris Surfboard Silver Numbers Toyota Camry-Same basic scheme as Arris Surfboard but with silver numbers, same A grade.

Matt Kenseth #20 Dollar General Silver Numbers Toyota Camry-Same basic scheme as Dollar General but with silver numbers, same A grade.

David Ragan #23 Jewel Osco/Leonardo Toyota Camry-New sponsor for 2016, red, white and black with sublimated designs and Leonardo on sides. and hood. D-

Jeffery Earnhardt #32 JT Concrete/Carolina Cooker/Rocksteady Ford Fusion-The comic book motif is overdone, and the color scheme doesn’t work. F

Landon Cassill #38 Bebop Ford Fusion-The comic book motif is overdone, and the color scheme doesn’t work. F

Kyle Larson #42 Coca Cola Chevy SS-Coca Cola has a great shade of red, but the whole design is pointlessly overdone. It’s not great, but the great color scheme and the bad design scheme average out to a B-

Matt DiBenedetto #83 Mass Markets Toyota Camry-Too many colors, and too many designs here. It’s a jumbled mess, and worth of an F grade.

Alex Bowman #88 Axalta/Service King Chevy SS-Same scheme as Axalta, same A grade.

Matt DiBenedetto #93 Union Bank Toyota Camry-Too overdone with a terrible color scheme will always earn an F.

Michael McDowell #95 Thrivent Financial/Donatello Chevy SS-The comic book motif is overdone, and the color scheme doesn’t work. F

Cole Whitt #98 Moen Chevy SS-Great color scheme, great design scheme, a great look. A

 

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