By David G. Firestone
First, a couple of 2018 schemes…
Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.
William Byron #24 Liberty University Chevy Camaro-Great shade of blue, great shade of red, great flame design, gets an A.
Now on to the 2017 schemes…
Jamie McMurray #1 Nicholas Air/Cessna Chevy SS-Same scheme as Cessna, same B+ grade.
Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Navy Throwback Ford Fusion-Its a great look, with a smooth design, and one of the better throwbacks I have seen. I’m giving this an A
Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Outdoors Ford Fusion-Adding more blue brings the scheme from a C to a B-.
Trevor Bayne #6 Liberty National Ford Fusion-Pinkwashing is an automatic F.
Justin Marks #7 Golden Corral/Katerra Chevy SS-Another example of two different contrasting designs on one car that doesn’t look good. I’ll be nice and give it a D+ because I like the color scheme.
Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx/Walgreens Toyota Camry-This is the best FedEx has looked on a race car for some time. It’s a great color scheme, and the design scheme looks really good. A
Mark Thompson #15 Phoenix Air Chevy SS-Black and red is a good color scheme, and the design scheme is great too. It’s worth an A.
Daniel Suarez #19 Camping World Toyota Camry-A smooth look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.
Corey LaJoie #23 My Freedom Smokes Toyota Camry-I like metallic gold, and this design works well, and has a great color scheme. It’s a great look that gets an A.
Chris Buescher #37 Bush’s Chili Beans Chevy SS-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.
BJ McLeod #51 Collin Bryan Construction Chevy SS-Same scheme as Donnie Newberger Foundation, same B+ grade.
DJ Kennington #55 Dirt and Rock Toyota Camry-A smooth look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Mountain Dew Names Chevy SS-It’s a great look, and, while names on a car can be either hit or miss, this is a hit. It’s a great scheme that earns an A.