The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Grades-May 1, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Permatex Chevy Camaro-New look, same grade. Switching the orange and blue really doesn’t make the scheme better or worse, so it gets the same A- it got last year.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Dog Brew Ford Mustang-I like the color scheme, and the forest and dog motif works well. A

Ryan Newman #6 Castrol Ford Mustang-It’s an improvement, but it still is over designed, just not as much. C

Corey LaJoie #7 Fox Nation Chevy Camaro-I like a good American flag motif, and this works very well, and I have no complaints. A

Tyler Reddick #8 Roland Chevy Camaro-It’s very rare I can’t decide which scheme I hate more, last year’s scheme or this year’s. This year’s scheme might be the worse of the two, either way, it gets an F.

Denny Hamlin #11 SportClips Throwback Toyota Camry-It’s a nice throwback, very faithful and it looks great. A

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

Kaz Grala #16 Hyperice Chevrolet Chevy Camaro-I think the silver is pointless, and it’s visually distracting. It takes an A- scheme down to a B+.

Chris Buescher #17 AutoTempest Ford Mustang-I like the great color scheme, but I think the car is over designed. All things considered, this gets a C.

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s 80s Anniversary Toyota Camry-I like this scheme a lot more, as it’s smoother, and I really like the plain black numbers. A

Ryan Preece #37 Kroger/Reese’s Chevy Camaro-This template sucks even when color coordinated. With the Reese’s clashing, this goes from a C to a D-

Ross Chastain #42 Caregility/Yorktel Chevy Camaro-Get rid of the stripes, and this is an A scheme. With the stripes, This gets a B+

Erik Jones #43 Tuskegee Airmen Tribute Chevy Camaro-This is an amazing scheme! It has a great look, and color scheme, so it gets an A.

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. #47 NOS Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Throwback Chevy Camaro-I like the look, and it’s a great throwback. A

Matt Mills #55 Siebert Electric Ford Mustang-I like the look, and color scheme, and it gets an A.

Justin Haley #77 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

BJ McLeod #78 Long-Lewis Ford Ford Mustang-This reminds me of the #21 Motorcraft Mustang, and that’s a good thing! This is a great scheme, and it gets 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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