The Driver Suit Blog-Rating The 2022 Throwback Paint Schemes

By David G. Firestone

There will be no Driver Suit Blog Radio this week. This is for good reason. With the 2022 Darlington Throwback race behind us, I’m going to rate the throwbacks as I do each year, so let’s get started!

1-Daniel Suarez #99 Coca Cola Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Dale Earnhardt Sr’s 1998 Coca Cola scheme from the NASCAR Thunder Special Motegi – Coca-Cola 500. A

2-Ross Chastain #1 Coca Cola Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Dale Earnhardt Jr’s 1998 Coca Cola scheme from the NASCAR Thunder Special Motegi – Coca-Cola 500. A

3-Kurt Busch #45 McDonald’s Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2022, based on Bill Elliott’s 1996 McDonald’s Ford Thunderbird. A

4-William Byron #24 AXALTA Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Jeff Gordon’s AXALTA scheme. A

5-Cody Ware #51 Nurtec ODT Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Mike Stefanik’s 1998 #51 Burnham Chevy Monte Carlo. A

6-Ty Dillon #42 Petty/GMS Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Lee Petty’s 1959 Daytona 500 winning Oldsmobile. A

7Erik Jones #43 FocusFactor Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Richard Petty’s 1959 Daytona 500 Oldsmobile. A

8-Alex Bowman #48 Ally Financial Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Mark Martin’s 1993 Ford Thunderbird. A

9-Kyle Larson #5 Hendrickcars.com Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Tim Richmond’s All-Star Racing No. 0 Pontiac. A

10-Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2022, based on Denny’s 2016 Daytona 500 winning Toyota. A

11-Kyle Busch #18 M&M’s Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2022, based on Elliot Sadler’s 1998 M&M’s Pontiac Grand Prix. A

12-Joey Logano #22 Shell/Pennzoil Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Logano’s first midget car. A

13-Aric Almirola #10 Smithfield Foods/Haas Automotion Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Sam Rodriguez’s sprint car. A

14-Corey LaJoie #7 Staking Pennies Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Marty Robbins #777 Plymouth Belvedere. A

15-Chase Briscoe #14 Mahindra Tractors Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Tony Stewart’s 2001 Target Indy Car. A

16-B.J. McLeod #78 Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on McLeod’s 2004 Super Late Model Series car. A

17-Harrison Burton #21 DEX Imaging Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Jeff Burton’s #99 Exide Batteries Ford Taurus from 2000. A-

18-Cole Custer #41 HaasTooling.com Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Jason Leffler’s NetZero scheme. A-

19-JJ Yeley #15 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Clint Bowyer #15 5 Hour Energy Toyota Camry. B+

20-Chase Elliott #9 NAPA Throwback Chevy CamaroNew scheme for 2022, based on Jimmy Means’ #52 NAPA Ford Thunderbird. B

21-Brad Keselowski #6 Socios.com Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Mark Martin’s 2004 Viagra reverse Ford Taurus. B

22-Chris Buescher #17 Socios.com Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Matt Kenseth’s 2004 DeWalt Ford Taurus. B

23-Austin Cindric #2 Menard’s/Libman Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on Rusty Wallace’s 2005 Kodak Dodge. B-

24-Christopher Bell #20 SiriusXM Throwback Toyota CamryNew scheme for 2022, based on Bell’s 2017 Truck Series championship season. B-

25-Kevin Harvick #4 Rheem “Chasing a Cure” Throwback Ford MustangNew scheme for 2022, based on the 2011-2012 Rheem Chasing a Cure scheme that ran during October. F

Next Week, Driver Suit Blog Radio returns!!!