The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Grades-August 8, 2020

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Creek Enterprises Inc. Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same B grade.

Brad Keselowski #2 Snap On Ford Mustang-I think the designs here are pointless, the red needs to go. With the red designs gone, this gets an A, but with the red designs, this gets a B+

Austin Dillon #3 Dow Patriotic Chevy Camaro-I think the wave motif is a bit over designed. Red should also replace blue as the primary color. Other than that, this gets a B.

Austin Dillon #3 RigUp/Roland Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Austin Dillon #3 Freightliner Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same C grade.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Head for the Mountains Ford Mustang-I like the motif here. It looks great, and isn’t over done. This gets an A.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Patriotic Ford Mustang-I think this car is over designed. I especially hate the fireworks. The color is good, and the rear looks good, so I’ll give it a C.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light Apple Ford Mustang-Red is a great color, and the apple orchard motif looks great. I can’t give this less than an A so I won’t.

Ryan Newman #6 Progressive Insurance Ford Mustang-This is a great look. The shades of blue look good, and I like the smooth design. A

Ryan Newman #6 Oscar Mayer Patriotic Ford Mustang-An amazing front half with an awful rear half earns a C grade.

Ryan Newman #6 Acronis Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B grade.

Ryan Newman #6 Guaranteed Rate Ford Mustang-I don’t like this car, but I don’t hate it. I think it’s just a C grade car.

Reed Sorenson #7 Gorilla Glue Chevy Camaro-A smooth look, with a simple and smooth design will always earn an A.

Josh Bilicki #7 Insurance King Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #27, same B grade.

Reed Sorenson #7 Wilkerson Crane & Rental Chevy Camaro-A smooth look, with a simple and smooth design will always earn an A.

Tyler Reddick #8 Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Chevy Camaro-An amazing bottom half with an awful top half earns a C grade.

Tyler Reddick #8 Cat Oil & Gas Chevy Camaro-This is far too over designed. Even with a great color scheme, this gets an F.

Tyler Reddick #8 Feeding America Chevy Camaro-The shades of yellow and green work well with each other, and the smooth design scheme works well too. A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Patriotic Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same D grade.

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Hometown Original Ford Mustang-Another scheme that I don’t like, but at the same time I don’t hate. It’s just a meh scheme that gets a C

Aric Almirola #10 Go Bowling Ford Mustang-This is a great look! The new scheme is much smoother, and it looks amazing! A

Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Vote For Bacon Ford Mustang-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

Denny Hamlin #11 National Civil Rights Museum Toyota Camry-It’s a great look, with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Atlas Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same A- grade.

Ryan Blaney #12 Menard’s/Maytag Ford Mustang-The Menard’s template works well with red, and this scheme gets an A.

Clint Bowyer #14 CSU One Cure Ford Mustang-The new design is a downgrade from last year. This is a case where the scheme would get a higher grade if it had a different color scheme. Still, it’s not horrible, so it gets a B.

Clint Bowyer #14 Haas CNC Ford Mustang-This is over designed, the red stripes are far too over designed, and the white design is awful. This gets an F.

Chris Buescher #17 Sunny D Patriotic Ford Mustang-This might be one of the worst schemes of 2020. It’s horribly over designed, and the twisted flag motif is awful. F

Chris Buescher #17 Roush Performance Stage 3 Ford Mustang-This is a great look! The orange and black work well, and the car has a smooth look. A

Chris Buescher #17 Fifth-Third Bank Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B- grade.

Kyle Busch #18 Skittles Patriotic Toyota Camry-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Mini’s Toyota Camry-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Toyota Camry-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Red Kap Ford Mustang-A smooth look with a great color scheme will ALWAYS earn an A.

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menards/Quaker State Ford Mustang-Green doesn’t work well with the Menard’s template. I give this a C.

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menard’s/Dutch Boy Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same C grade.

JJ Yeley #27 Greenlight Debit Card Ford Mustang-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

JJ Yeley #27 Red Rock Secured Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

JJ Yeley #27 Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that will always earn an A.

Corey LaJoie #32 Trump 2020 Ford Mustang-Yet another scheme that I don’t like, but at the same time I don’t hate. It’s just a meh scheme that gets a C

Corey LaJoie #32 Plan B Sales Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B+ grade.

Michael McDowell #34 CarParts.com Patriotic Ford Mustang-This is a horrible look. The blue and orange shades don’t work, and the car as a whole is over designed. I can’t give this anything but an F, so I won’t.

Michael McDowell #34 Chicago Pneumatic Compressors Ford Mustang-This is a bold look, with a great color scheme, and it looks amazing. A

Ryan Preece #37 Proctor & Gamble’s Take on Race Initiative Chevy Camaro-It’s a smooth look with a great color scheme, and that always earns an A.

Ryan Preece #37 Kleenex Chevy Camaro-A good color scheme and a smooth design scheme are all that’s needed to get an A grade.

Ryan Preece #37 Glad Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is bad, it clashes with the design scheme. The design scheme itself is awful, and I can’t give this anything but an F.

Ryan Preece #37 Kingsford Chevy Camaro-The wave motif works well here, and the car has a decent look, so it gets an A.

Ryan Preece #37 Louisiana Hot Sauce Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same B+ grade.

John H. Nemechek #38 Digital Ally Ford Mustang-I think the cube motif is over done a bit. The color scheme works well here, and the design is not too over designed, so it gets an A.

Cole Custer #41 Autodesk Fusion 360 Ford Mustang-Great color scheme plus horrible design scheme equals a C grade.

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 World Wide Technology Chevy Camaro-The starburst motif isn’t over done, and the shade of blue works perfectly. All of this is getting an A grade.

Darrell Wallace Jr. #43 Cash App Chevy Camaro-A good color scheme and a smooth design scheme are all that’s needed to get an A grade.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger Chevy Camaro-The American flag motif works well here, and the scheme is great to begin with, so this gets an A.

Joey Gase #51 Red Rock Secured Ford Mustang-This is a great look. The patriotic motif under the shade of red works well. This looks great and gets an A.

Joey Gase #51 Red Rock Secured Ford Mustang-A good color scheme and a smooth design scheme are all that’s needed to get an A grade.

Joey Gase #51 Adkins Automotive Ford Mustang-A good color scheme and a smooth design scheme are all that’s needed to get an A grade.

Joey Gase #51 Donate Life/Pro Master Ford Mustang-A good color scheme and a smooth design scheme are all that’s needed to get an A grade.

Joey Gase #51 Page Construction Ford Mustang-Without the green stripes, this would earn an A, but with the stripes, this earns a B.

JJ Yeley #53 Truckworx Chevy Camaro-Another example of a pointlessly over designed car. This is one of the worst I’ve seen in 2020, and that includes those disasters of All-Star Race cars. I can’t give this higher than an F.

Garrett Smithley #53 Rich Mar Florist Chevy Camaro-I hate the black and pink here. It just doesn’t work. This scheme would work with other colors. I will give this a C.

Josh Bilicki #53 Junction Fuels Chevy Camaro-My only complaint here is that the white stripe is too wide. A-

Garrett Smithley #53 Axele TMS Chevy Camaro-This scheme is much too over designed, and the color scheme isn’t great. I give this an F.

Garrett Smithley #53 Victory Lane Quick Oil Change/Kendall Oil Chevy Camaro-The design scheme and the color scheme are great. This scheme gets an A.

Ross Chastain #77 Melon Man Brand Chevy Camaro-This design scheme could get an A with a different color scheme, but with the pink, this gets a C.

Josh Bilicki #77 Austin Hatcher Foundation Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

Garrett Smithley #78 Baker Camp Arnold Capital Management Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

B.J. McLeod #78 Koolbox Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is great, and the car has a great look. A

BJ McLeod #78 Axele.com Chevy Camaro-This car is horrifically over designed, and not even a good color scheme can save this from an F.

Christopher Bell #95 Germania Insurance Toyota Camry-This is a really bold design, and it isn’t over done. It works very well, and gets an A.

Christopher Bell #95 Toyota Toyota Camry-The scheme is far too over designed, and the pointless black box makes it worse. I can’t give this anything less than a D.

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