By David G. Firestone
First, we have some 2018 schemes…
Brad Keselowski #2 Wurth Ford Fusion-Red and white works well with the Penske template, and this car has a great look as a result. A
Austin Dillon #3 Dow Chevy Camaro-It’s a much simpler, yet bolder design from the 2017 version, and it looks great! There is nothing wrong with that car at all! A
Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Ford Fusion-Same scheme as 2017, same A grade.
Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford Fusion-Same scheme as 2017, same A grade.
Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry-Same scheme as 2017, same B- grade.
Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Freight Toyota Camry-Same scheme as 2017, same B- grade.
Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry-Same scheme as 2017, same B- grade.
Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Office Toyota CamrySame scheme as 2017, same B- grade.
Ty Dillon #13 Twisted Tea Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as 2017, same A grade.
Joey Logano #22 AAA Ford Fusion-Same scheme as 2017, same D grade.
Ryan Newman #31 Caterpillar Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as 2017, same B- grade.
Martin Truex Jr. #78 Bass Pro Shops/5-Hour Energy Toyota Camry-I get what they were trying to do here, but is just isn’t working. The orange is a bit too light, and the design is mediocre. It’s not awful, but not great. All things considered, I give it a C-.
Now we focus on 2017…
Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Halloween Toyota Camry-It’s a really good scheme, that is more subtle than last year. This scheme works well, and looks good. A
Landon Cassill #34 Love’s Truck Stops/Speedco Ford Fusion-Same scheme as Love’s, same A grade.
Chris Buescher #37 Scott Towels Chevy SS-Too many stripes. It has a great color scheme, but it has too many stripes. It’s not horrible, but it’s not great. It’s worth a C-
AJ Allmendinger #47 Dillon’s Chevy SS-Same scheme as Kroger, same A grade.
Jimmie Johnson #48 Lowe’s/Marshaltown Chevy SS-Same scheme as Lowe’s, same F grade.
Cole Whitt #72 Chevy SS-Good smooth look, and the door numbers work with this color scheme. It’s worth an A.
Brett Moffitt #83 Earthwater Toyota Camry-Same scheme as #23, same D- grade.
Michael McDowell #95 Jolt Eye Drops Chevy SS-The blue mountain motif works well, the color scheme works very well, and it’s just a great look all around. A