The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Grades-October 30, 2021

By David G. Firestone

Quin Houff #00 Chariton Valley and Creek Enterprise Chevy Camaro-The only good thing I can say here is that I like the white. Everything else about this scheme sucks! D-

Ryan Newman #6 Violet Defense Ford Mustang-The yellow door numbers don’t work here, it clashes with the rest of the scheme, and takes a B scheme down to a B-

Tyler Reddick #8 Cat Dealer Tech Chevy Camaro-I like this scheme, the colors are great, and it isn’t over designed. This gets an A.

Aric Almirola #10 Farmland Ford Mustang-The green really isn’t needed here, the car would look cleaner without it. Also, the FARMLAND logos near the front take away from the scheme. I’ll give this a B.

Timmy Hill #13 Toyota Camry-NSame scheme as #66 Boathouse Bar and Grill, same B grade.

David Starr #13 Brown & Brown Dealer Services/Steelylumber Ford Mustang-The black is an upgrade, and takes the B- scheme up to a B.

Chase Briscoe #14 DeKalb Ford Mustang-I like the corn motif, and the car looks unique and bold, without being over designed. A

Garrett Smithley #15 Trophy Tractor Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as #13, same F grade.

Ryan Ellis #15 Arrowhead Brass Chevy Camaro-Metallic gold always looks good on a race car, and when you add in some good white and red elements, you get an A scheme.

Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Halloween Toyota Camry-The changes are minor, and they don’t really affect the scheme, so it gets an A.

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

William Byron #24 RAPTOR Chevy Camaro-I like the stone motif, and the green works quite well on the dark background. This is a great scheme, and it gets an A.

Ryan Preece #37 Louisiana Hot Sauce/Southeastern Mills Chevy Camaro-The Southeastern Mills area of the car clashes with the rest of the scheme. It looks so out of place, that it took an A- scheme down to a B+.

Josh Bilicki #52 RBR Aviation Ford Mustang-A great color scheme with a great design scheme will ALWAYS earn an A.

Joey Gase #53 Donor Network Chevy Camaro-There’s nothing really wrong here, but nothing really right either. It’s just meh, and it gets a C.

Justin Haley #77 Circle B Diecast Throwback Chevy Camaro-I like the two Stroker Ace throwbacks on the track, and this is a faithful replica, so this gets an A.

B.J. McLeod #78 Pala Casino Resort and Spa Ford Mustang-I love a good fade, and this is a good fade. A

Parker Kligerman #96 Fast Checkout Toyota Camry-A smooth look with a great color scheme will always earn 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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