The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Grades-May 8, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Brad Keselowski #2 Verizon Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #33, A same grade.

Kevin Harvick #4 Busch Light For The Farmers Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #last year, same A same grade.

Kyle Larson #5 Hendrickcars.com Throwback Chevy Camaro-It’s faithful, and it’s well done, so I’ll give it an A.

Ryan Newman #6 Hy-Vee Ford Mustang-Changing the design really didn’t change the grade. It still gets a B.

Corey LaJoie #7 Nations Guard Chevy Camaro-New scheme for 2021, same as #77. D

Same scheme as #77, D same grade.

Tyler Reddick #8 Childress Vineyards Chevy Camaro-Changing the design really didn’t change the grade. It still gets a C.

Tyler Reddick #8 Childress Vineyards Chevy Camaro-I like this smooth and bold look. This is a great look, and it gets an A.

Joey Gase #15 ExploreBranson.com Chevy Camaro-This is a decent scheme, with a good color scheme, so this gets a B.

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’S MIX Toyota Camry-I don’t think the three themes work together, and I think they clash somewhat. Still, it’s not terrible, so I’ll give it a B-.

Martin Truex Jr. #19 Auto Owner’s Insurance Throwback Toyota Camry-A smooth look, with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Matt DiBenedetto #21 Menards/Dickies Ford Mustang-A smooth look, with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Bubba Wallace #23 Dr Pepper Zero Sugar Toyota Camry-This is a great look, with a great color scheme, and it gets the A it deserves.

William Byron #24 Valvoline Throwback Chevy Camaro-This is a great throwback, and I like it. This is amazing, and gets an A.

Austin Cindric #33 Money Lion Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #2, A same grade.

Michael McDowell #34 CarParts.com Ford Mustang-This is a big improvement over last year. It’s a smoother look, much cleaner, and the lack of orange works. A

Ryan Preece #37 Nature Valley Chevy Camaro-I like the color scheme, and the paint brush motif works, so this gets an A.

Ryan Preece #37 Velveeta Throwback Chevy Camaro-I like the look here. The Velveeta as flames works, and the throwback is pretty faithful, so this gets an A.

Erik Jones #43 The Lonely Entrepreneur Chevy Camaro-The color scheme is good, but getting rid of the teal would work better. Toning down the designs a bit would help too. C

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/Energizer Chevy Camaro-Another example of a new scheme which doesn’t make improve at all. This is the same scheme as the other Energizer scheme. C

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/Tide Throwback Chevy Camaro-Not a full throwback, but a good look. The fade works well, and this is amazing. A

Justin Haley #77 NASCAR Trucks at Knoxville Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as #7, C same grade.

Justin Haley #77 Fraternal Order of Eagles Throwback Chevy Camaro-It’s a faithful throwback, and I like the old Jasper schemes, so this gets an A.

BJ McLeod #78 Celsius Chevy Camaro-The orange front works, and the rest of the car looks great. A

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