The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Grades-February 25, 2023

By David G. Firestone

Austin Dillon #3 Andy’s Frozen Custard Chevy Camaro-Much better than last year, with a better color and design scheme. A

Corey LaJoie #7 Schluter Systems Chevy Camaro-I like the waffle designs, and the white has a much cleaner look, so this gets an A.

Chase Elliott #9 LLumar Window Film Chevy Camaro-It’s a good, unique look, I really like the color scheme, and the shades of white and red look really good. A

Chase Elliott #9 UniFirst Chevy Camaro-Same scheme as last year, same A grade.

Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx 50 Toyota Camry-I like the vintage look, but I do think a retro logo would work. Still, this is great, and gets an A

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

Christopher Bell #20 DeWalt/Rheem Toyota Camry-Adding more black to the scheme takes it from an A- to an A.

Bubba Wallace #23 McDonald’s Toyota Camry-This gets an F because it’s the worst color choice…seriously, who associates McDonald’s with GREEN??

Noah Gragson #42 Wendy’s Chevy Camaro-Nothing really improves, or is made worse, so this gets an A-

Erik Jones #43 GUNS N’ ROSES Chevy Camaro-A smooth look with a great design will always earn an A.

Ty Gibbs #54 Monster Energy/Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry-This scheme made me do something I never thought I would…it made me give an A to a current Interstate Batteries scheme. This works well. A

Travis Pastrana #67 Black Rifle Coffee Toyota Camry-I HATE PLAID ON RACE CARS!!! IT NEVER LOOKS GOOD!!! F

Daniel Suarez #99 Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Chevy Camaro-I didn’t think that I could hate a Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge scheme more, until I saw this. The found a way to make this worse, so this gets an F.


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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