The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Grades-June 16, 2018

By David G. Firestone

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Salutes Veterans Chevy Camaro-The silver works very well, and the patriotic motif is not over done, and looks quite good. This is a great scheme. A

DJ Kennington #7 APC Chevy Camaro-Decent color scheme, but the cutting edge design is over done.  If it was toned down, it would be much better.  Still, it’s not horrible, so I’ll give it a B-.

Ross Chastain #15 Flight Path International Chevy Camaro-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Paul Menard #21 Menard’s/Jack Links Beef Jerky Ford Fusion-Another instance of the Menard’s template working well.  This is the best template I’ve seen in a long time. A

Gray Gaulding #23 Redwing Toyota Camry-The only good thing I can say about this is that the color scheme isn’t bad, which is generous, since this is an ugly, over designed mess of a scheme.  D-

Ryan Newman #31 Okuma Chevy Camaro-This is another example of a “new” scheme that is simply rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.  It’s a slight change from last year’s scheme that neither adds or subtracts from it.  As such, this scheme earns the same D+ grade it earned last year.

Michael McDowell #34 Dockside Logistics Ford Fusion-Same scheme as the old Dockside Logistics, same A grade.

Chris Buescher #37 Scott Comfort Plus Chevy Camaro-It’s over designed, but it sort of works.  The color scheme works well too.  After taking everything into consideration, I give this scheme a C-.

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Meijer Ford Fusion-This is a great scheme.  It’s simple, smooth, bold, and has a great color scheme. I can’t say anything bad about my scheme.  A

Cole Whitt #72 Zomongo Chevy Camaro– The green is bad, the design is just as bad, and the blue logos look horrifically out of place on the green and black background. F

Kasey Kahne #95 Chevy Accessories Chevy Camaro-If Kasey spent more time working on his driving skills as he does working on the design of his cars, he would have more wins than Richard Petty.  This is an over designed mess, with a bad color scheme.  Nothing about this scheme works at all. F

Garrett Smithley #99 Victory Lane Oil Change Chevy Camaro-Red and white works well as a color scheme, the design scheme works well, and the checkered flag motif works well too.  All in all, it’s worth an A.

Author: dgf2099

I'm just a normal guy who collects race-worn driver suits, helmets, sheet metal, and other race-worn items. I will use this blog to help collectors, and race fans alike understand the various aspects of driver suits and helmets, and commentate on paint schemes.

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