By David G. Firestone
Jamie McMurray #1 GearWrench Chevy Camaro-Major improvement from last year. Much less cluttered look with a great color scheme, which earns an A.
Brad Keselowski #2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.
Brad Keselowski #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.
Brad Keselowski #2 Auto Trader Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same D- grade.
Austin Dillon #3 AAA Chevy SS-The shade of red is really good, and the track pattern works will on the sides as well. A
Kevin Harvick #4 Jimmy Johns Ford Fusion-Reversing the scheme works well, this new scheme looks really good, and I can’t complain. A
Trevor Bayne #6 Advocare Ford Fusion-Black usually works well for a paint scheme, and this is no exception. Add in some great stripes, and a great color scheme, and this scheme is worth an A.
Trevor Bayne #6 Performance Plus Motor Oil Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same B- grade.
Chase Elliott #9 Sun Energy Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same F grade.
Ryan Blaney #12 Duracel/Menard’s Ford Fusion-Please let this be the new Menard’s template! This is an amazing looking scheme! Great color scheme, and a great design scheme! A
Ty Dillon #13 Geico Chevy Camaro-The cutting edge design doesn’t work well here, it’s just design for design’s sake. Last year, Geico earned an A, this year it earns a C.
Ty Dillon #13 Geico Millitary Chevy Camaro-The slight changes do nothing to help this scheme. It keeps the F it had last year.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fastenal Ford Fusion-While I was a fan of the old Fastenal scheme, this new version looks really good, and I can’t really say anything bad about it.A
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 Fifth-Third Bank Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same B- grade.
Daniel Suarez #19 Arris Toyota Camry-Taking the silver out of the scheme works well, and while the old scheme works well, this scheme works well too. A
Erik Jones #20 DeWalt Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.
Paul Menard #21 Menard’s Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2018, same as #12. A
Joey Logano #22 Auto Trader Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same D- grade.
Joey Logano #22 Pennzoil Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.
Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion-Same scheme as last year, same D grade.
Ryan Newman #31 Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Chevy Camaro-Its a decent color scheme, but it’s a bit over designed. Reversing the black and the red could improve this scheme. C-
Kyle Larson #42 Credit One Chevy Camaro-Cleaning up this scheme works well, and the new design has a smooth look, with a good color scheme. A
Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Air Force Chevy Camaro-Taking a good scheme, and adding in a new black stripe could be either bad or good. In this setting, it works well. A
Alex Bowman #88 Axalta Chevy Camaro-It’s an ugly, over designed mess, but it’s ugly and over designed in a new way. What I’m trying to say is that it’s ugly and over designed. F
Kasey Kahne #95 Procore Chevy Camaro-Last year’s scheme was a great looking scheme. This year, it’s an over designed mess, that doesn’t look good. Why Kasey thinks he is a design genius is only known to him, but his designs suck. F