The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Grades-October 16, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Bos Klein/North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Chevy Camaro-Nothing wrong with this scheme, it’s great. A

Austin Dillon #3 Whelen Chevy Camaro-A smooth look with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Kevin Harvick #4 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang-The black and silver stripes do pop more, but they are very visually distracting. The Mobil 1 on the rear looks forced. The color scheme is good. All things considered, this gets a B-

Ryan Newman #6 Castrol Pink Ford Mustang-Pinkwashing is an automatic F.

Tyler Reddick #8 Lenovo Chevy Camaro-Pinkwashing is an automatic F.

Aric Almirola #10 Ford Warriors in Pink Ford Mustang-Even if this wasn’t a pinkwashing scheme, it’s so badly designed, it would get an F anyway.

Garrett Smithley #15 Boom Mobile Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as #15, same A grade.

Josh Bilicki #15 Insurance King Ford Mustang-I like the look here, and the color scheme is great, so this gets an A.

Justin Haley #16 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevy Camaro-I’d like this scheme more if the water motif was across the car. I don’t like the black on the rear, it jumbles up the scheme. B

AJ Allmendinger #16 Jackpot Party Chevy Camaro-It’s a very well-done scheme, and it looks great. A

Chris Buescher #17 Fastenal Ford Mustang-Pinkwashing is an automatic F.

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

William Byron #24 Valvoline Chevy Camaro-The white on the sides is really odd looking, and really isn’t needed. I might like it more if it was around the whole car. Still, it isn’t awful, so it gets a B+

Anthony Alfredo #38 Citgard Ford Mustang-Same scheme as last year, same B+ grade.

Erik Jones #43 Power to the Patients Chevy Camaro-A smooth look, a great color scheme, and an A grade does this scheme make.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #47 Kroger/Cottonelle Chevy Camaro-If you take a bad front, and add a mediocre rear, you get an F scheme.

Joey Hand #52 Boom Mobile Ford Mustang-Same scheme as #15, same A grade.

Garrett Smithley #53 Sparks Ford Mustang-It’s a smooth look, with a great color scheme will always earn an A.

Garrett Smithley #53 Kendall Motor Oil Chevy Camaro-The cutting edge motif works well here, and the car is well designed, so this gets an A.

BJ McLeod #78 Parts Halloween Ford Mustang-I would normally say this is over designed, but with the Halloween motif, it works. This really does work. 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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