By David G. Firestone Brad Keselowski #2 Thomas Build Buses Ford Fusion-The Penske Template works very well with red and black. It’s a very solid look, and I have to give it an A+. Austin Dillon #3 Bass Pro Shops/Ranger Boats Chevy SS-Not as bad as I was expecting, though I could do without the […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Grades-April 16, 2016
By David G. Firestone The focus group of one has had its meetings, and has made its decisions. Here are all 50 teams that ran the Sprint Cup this year ranked first to last on their paint schemes: #1-Wood Brothers #21-A classic design scheme that just seems to get better with age. The Henry Ford […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Leaderboard Part 4-The Grand Finale
By David G. Firestone Last week, I ranked the Ford teams based on their paint schemes, and this week I will do the Chevy teams and next week I’ll rank the Toyota teams, so without further ado all the Chevy teams ranked from best to worst: #1 Hendrick Motorsports #48 Jimmie Johnson went with a […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Leaderboard Part 2- Chevy
By David G. FirestoneFrom a design aspect, no other factor contributes as much as the primary sponsor or sponsors of the car. Everything from the colors to the torso design, to the television logos, to the shoulder epaulet and collar design depends on the primary sponsor. While this has been the case for the most […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-They Pay the Bills, So They Design The Suit
By David G. Firestone [Editor’s Note: Originally, this week was a post dedicated to primary sponsor logos. However, I had this column on the shelf for a while, but given recent events in the NFL, which fellow uniform blogger Paul Lukas has covered in depth, I felt that this article concerning helmet safety in NASCAR […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Open or Closed…Which Helmet Would You Have Chosen?
By David G. Firestone The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has a unique tradition that stretches back to the 1970’s, the Series Logo. Series Logos are now commonplace in most forms of racing, excluding Formula 1, which does not need a series logo. The evolution of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series logo over the years in […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-A Great Series Needs a Great Logo!
The driver suit is almost always customized for the driver, and as such, the driver has the option of adding customizations to the suit. This may come in the form of size, and belt design,but the back of the neck is a unique place for customizations. The designs that are placed on the back of […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Neck Backs…A Hotbed for Unique Customizations.
By David G. Firestone Last week was the All-Star Showdown and the All-Star Race. These two events are magnets for special paint schemes. The top two finishers from the Showdown move to the All-Star Race. I have graded both events, starting with the Showdown. It is ranked from best to worst. The Good: 1 David […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Grading the 2013 All-Star Race