The Driver Suit Blog-The 2017 Paint Schemie Awards Are Here!

By David G. Firestone

With the month of November, and the 2017 racing season behind us, I’m happy to present the 4th Annual Driver Suit Blog Paint Schemie Awards! Regular readers know about this, but I’ll discuss this again. Every year, I pick the best and worst paint schemes and award them the Paint Schemie. This was done using the Driver Suit Blog executive committee for paint scheme analysis and consists of me and Driver Suit Blog assistant, my cat Alejandro, and uses the following standards:

Color Scheme:How the colors look, and how they work with each other.

Overall Design:How good the design itself looks, is there too much, or not enough.

Primary Sponsor Logos: How the primary sponsor logos look on the car

Originality: How original is the scheme.

All of the above can work for or against a scheme, and all will be taken into consideration.

Let’s get the bad paint scheme awards out of the way.First, the Paint Schemie Award for Worst Regular Season Single Paint Scheme .

The nominees are:

Ty Dillon13 Geico Military Chevy SS

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Sunny D Ford Fusion

Kyle Busch #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry

Matt Kenseth #20 Tide Pods Toyota Camry

Chase Elliott #24 Sun Energy Chevy SS

Matt DiBenedetto #32 Can Am/Kappa Ford Fusion

The 2017 Paint Schemie Award for Worst Regular Season Single Paint Scheme goes to:

Chase Elliott #24 Sun Energy Chevy SS

The next award is for Worst Paint Scheme Set, meaning the team that is running consistently bad schemes all year. The nominees are:

Starcom Racing #00 Chevy SS

Stewart-Haas Racing #10 Ford Fusion

Go Fas Racing #32 Ford Fusion

Hendrick Motorsports #48 Chevy SS

Furniture Row Racing #77 Toyota Camry

BK Racing #83 Toyota Camry

The The winner of the Award For Worst Scheme Set of 2017 goes to…

Hendrick Motorsports #48 Chevy SS

The next Paint Schemie Award is for Exhibition or Throwback Paint Schemes. This category is a little different, as the Schemies will go to the best and worst throwback. For this category, all exhibition race and throwback paint schemes qualify automatically.

The 2017 Paint Schemie Award for Worst Exhibition or Throwback Paint Schemes goes to…

Gray Gaulding #23 Bubba Burger Toyota Camry

Now after talking about the bad, we discuss the good. Here are the winners in the best category…First, the Paint Schemie Award for Best Regular Season Single Paint Scheme.

The nominees for the 2017 Paint Schemie Award for for Best Regular Season Single Paint Scheme are:

Jamie McMurray #1 McDonald’s Chevy SS

Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Toyota Camry

Matt Kenseth #20 PEAK Antifreeze Toyota Camry

Ryan Blaney #21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion

Chase Elliott #24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevy SS

The 2017 Paint Schemie Award for for Best Regular Season Single Paint Scheme goes to…

Ryan Blaney #21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion

The next category is Paint Schemie Award is for Best Exhibition or Throwback Paint Schemes, and it should come as no surprise that the competition was strong this year.

The 2017 Paint Schemie Award for Best Throwback Scheme of 2017 goes to…

Austin Dillon #3 American Ethanol Throwback Chevy SS

The final award of 2017 is the Paint Schemie for Best Paint Scheme Set of 2017. The nominees are:

Hendrick Motorsports #5 Chevy SS

Joe Gibbs Racing #18 Toyota Camry

Wood Brothers Racing #21 Ford Fusion

Stewart-Haas Racing #41

Premium Motorsports #55 Toyota Camry/Chevy SS

Beard Racing #75 Chevy SS

The 2017 Paint Schemie Award for for Best Paint Scheme Set goes to…

Beard Racing #75 Chevy SS

That’s it for the Schemies, next week, the Paint Scheme Leaderboard begins with Chevy!

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