By David G. Firestone
Jamie McMurray #1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy Camaro-Replacing black with white could have gone a long way, but this scheme isn’t horrible, so I’ll give it a B+.
Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Throwback Ford Fusion-The vintage can design worked for Brad Keselowski last year, and it works for Kevin Harvick this year. The car has a great look with a great color scheme, and earns an A as a result.
Matt Kenseth #6 Roush Throwback Ford Fusion-I loved the Eagle One scheme back in the day, and I love this faithful replica today. It has a great look, and a great design, and earns an A.
Chase Elliott #9 Sun Energy Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same F grade.
Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield/Waffle House Ford Fusion-Too many different designs, which all contrast with each other is not a great look. This isn’t a scheme I can give any higher than an F, so I won’t.
Ryan Blaney #12 Hawk Performance/Carlisle Ford Fusion-New sponsor for 2018, same as Fleetwood RV, but with Hawk Performance on sides, and Carlisle on sides. A
Clint Bowyer #14 Mobil 1/Stewart-Haas Racing Fan Club Ford Fusion-It’s a meh design scheme with a decent color scheme, so, all things considered, I’ll give it a C.
Clint Bowyer #14 IT Savvy Ford Fusion-Orange can be iffy on race cars, but this scheme works well. The shade of orange is good, and the design works very well. A
Justin Marks #15 Sufferfest Beer Chevy Camaro-The design scheme works well, the color scheme works perfectly with the design scheme, and this scheme earns an A.
Ross Chastain #15 Caddy’s Chevy Camaro-I love the beach motif, it’s a bold, unique look, that isn’t over designed, and the car looks great as a result! A
Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Red Nose Day Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.
Paul Menard #21 Menard’s/Knauf Ford Fusion-The new Penske template is a piece of perfection. The schemes all look great, are bold, but not over designed messes. This is yet another perfect example of a great Penske Template scheme. A
William Byron #24 Axalta Throwback Chevy Camaro-We have a new front runner for best throwback scheme! This was a great scheme back in the day, and it looks good today. I can’t say anything bad here, so I won’t. A
William Byron #24 Hertz Chevy Camaro-As much as I like the color scheme here, I can’t say the same for the design. It’s a little too over designed for my taste. Toning down the stripes would work better. It’s still not a bad design,but it does have its flaws, so I’ll give it a B+.
Ryan Newman #31 CAT/Granger Chevy Camaro-It’s a unique look, with a great color scheme, and I really can’t say anything bad about it. A
Matt DiBenedetto #32 Zynga Poker Ford Fusion-Great color scheme, great design scheme, and I love the poker chip motif used here. A
Chris Buescher #37 Clorox Chevy Camaro-The cutting edge design scheme is a downgrade from last year. Also, the red could be toned down too. All things considered, I’ll give it a B-.
BJ McLeod #51 Prefund Capital Chevy Camaro-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.
Timmy Hill #66 Sentinel One Chevy Camaro-My only complaint is that the side designs could be toned down a bit, but other than that, it’s a great scheme. A-
Alex Bowman #88 Nationwide Patriotic Chevy Camaro-A bit bolder than last year, this new patriotic scheme is quite good, and it’s not over done. I like this scheme, and it earns an A.
Kasey Kahne #95 Drumont Jets Chevy Camaro-Another great throwback scheme. Kasey’s Budweiser scheme has always been good, and this faithful replica is no exception. A