By David G. Firestone
Brad Keselowski #2 Auto Trader Ford Fusion-This new design is a step up from the Penske template, but it’s still not great. The new design is a bit overdone, and has a difficult color scheme. It’s not unbearable, so I’ll give it a C.
Austin Dillon #3 Dow Frost Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is good, but I think the overall design is somewhat over done. Less could have been a lot more with this scheme. C
Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Chevy Camaro-I love the new color fade, and the rest of the car looks great. This scheme gets an A.
Paul Menard #21 Menards/Aquafina Ford Fusion-Another example of the new Menard’s template working quite well. I can’t see anything wrong with this scheme! A
Joey Gase #23 BK Racing Toyota Camry-Same basic scheme as BK Racing, same F grade.
William Byron #24 Axalta Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as 2015 #24, same A grade.
Matt DiBenedetto #32 Zynga Poker/World Poker Tour Ford Fusion-The blue laser motif doesn’t work here, and the red poker chips look forced in as well. This is not a scheme that can’t get higher than an F.
Kyle Larson #42 DC Solar Vegas Strong Chevy Camaro-The black front works. The rest of the scheme doesn’t. B-
Jeffrey Earnhardt #96 iK9/Xtreme Concepts Toyota Camry-Black with red and silver works very well, and the whole scheme works well, as it’s not over designed. A
Jeffrey Earnhardt #96 American Soldier Network/Xtreme Concepts Toyota Camry-Same scheme as iK9, same A grade.