2018 NASCAR Paint Schemes, Ranked

NASCAR Origins 560x28070 years ago, in 1949, the NASCAR Strictly Stock Series debuted, featuring eight races and a total of 33 drivers throughout the season, which ran from June through mid-October. Some of the world-famous tracks from today also debuted during that season. Charlotte, Daytona Beach, Martinsville, and North Wilkesboro were four of the tracks that are still around today. North Wilkesboro ended its NASCAR run in the late 90’s.

The vehicles in 1949 were not anywhere close to the modified racing machines that they have now become. Back then, if you drove a 49′ Lincoln, that is literally the vehicle you brought to the track. In fact, the term stock car refers to a vehicle that has not been modified from its original factory condition or configurations. Of course, that would change over time. Drivers would actually drive the race cars to the track since they were legit stock cars.

HD Nascar 560x280Over time, stock cars would become more regulated and customized while also adding a ton of safety features like the HANS device, fire suits, and safer safety belts. As far as the safety side of the vehicle, those additions were huge upgrades for NASCAR. But the one of the most noticeable improvements to stock cars through the years is the paint schemes.

Sponsored paint schemes in NASCAR have become such a big part that a driver might have several different paint schemes on their vehicles throughout the season, usually for the bigger races like the Daytona 500 and special events like holidays or anniversaries.

As the 2018 NASCAR season approaches us, we decided to rank every single paint scheme that has been released to the public. If there are any we missed, they were special schemes that were added later on. Enjoy.

69) #2 Brad Keselowski, Wurth

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Penske

69 Wurth 2 560x420

68) #1 Jamie McMurray, DC Solar

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Chip Ganassi Racing

68 DC Solar 1 560x336

67) #92 David Gilliland, CarQuest

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Ricky Benton Racing

67 CarQuest 92 560x373

66) #3 Austin Dillon, American Ethanol

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Richard Childress Racing

66 American Ethanol 3 560x316

65) #43 Darrell Waltrip Jr, Click N Close

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Richard Petty Motorsports

65 Click n Close 43 560x373

64) #12 Ryan Blaney, DEX Imaging

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Penske

64 DEX Imaging 12 560x340

63) #32 Matt DiBenedetto, Keen Parts

  • Make:  Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Go FAS Racing

63 Keen Parts 32 560x315

62) #42 Kyle Larson, Credit One

  • Make:  Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Chip Ganassi Racing

62 Credit One 42 560x229

61) #88 Alex Bowman, Nationwide

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Hendrick Motorsports

61 Nationwide 88 560x420

60) #6 Trevor Bayne, Performance Plus

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Roush Fenway Racing

60 Performance Plus 6 560x373

59) #9 Chase Elliott, Sun Energy 1

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Hendrick Motorsports

59 Sun Energy1 9 560x316

58) #95 Kasey Kahne, ProCore

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Leavine Family Racing

58 ProCore 95 560x373

57) #9 Chase Elliott, NAPA

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Hendrick Motorsports

57 NAPA 9 560x262

56) #41 Kurt Busch, HAAS

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Stewart-Haas Racing

56 HAAS 41 560x420

55) #21 Paul Menard, Ford Motorcraft

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Wood Brothers Racing

55 Ford Motorcraft 21 560x315

54) #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Fastenal

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Roush Fenway Racing

54 Fastenal 560x420

53) #78 Martin Truex Jr, 5-Hour Energy

  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Camry
  • Team: Furniture Row Racing

52 Five hour energy 78 e1517947530373 560x353

52) #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr, 5/3 Bank

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Roush Fenway Racing

53 Five 3rd Bank 17 560x420

51) #78 Truex Jr, Auto Owners Insurance

  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Camry
  • Team: Furniture Row Racing

51 Auto Owners Insurance 78 560x315

50) #2 Brad Keselowski, Discount Tire

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Penske

50 Discount Tire 2 560x420

49) #13 Ty Dillon, Twisted Tea

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Germain Racing

49 Twisted Tea 13 560x316

48) #47 A.J. Allmendinger, Kroger

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: JTG Daugherty Racing

48 Kroger 47 560x420

47) #31 Ryan Newman, Grainger

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Richard Childress Racing

47 Grainger 31 560x420

46) #19 Daniel Suarez, Peak

  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Camry
  • Team: Joe Gibbs Racing

46 Peak 19 560x374

45) #12 Ryan Blaney, PPG

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Penske

45 PPG 12 560x420

44) #42 Kyle Larson, DC Solar

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Chip Ganassi Racing

44 DC Solar 42 560x316

43) #22 Joey Logano, Autotrader

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Penske

43 Autotrader 22 560x420

42) #43 Darrell Waltrip Jr, US Air Force

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Richard Petty Motorsports

42 Air Force 43 560x352

41) #38 David Ragan, Shriner’s Hospital

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Front Row Motorsports

41 Shriners Hospital 38 560x316

40) #0 Jeffrey Earnhardt, VRX Simulators

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: StarCom Racing

40 VRX Simulators 0 560x350

39) #88 Alex Bowman, Axalta

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Hendrick Motorsports

39 Axalta 88 560x420

38) #34 Michael McDowell, Loves

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Front Row Motorsports

38 K Love 34 560x293

37) #13 Ty Dillon, Geico Military

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Germain Racing

37 Geico Military 13 e1517947567275 560x342

36) #6 Trevor Bayne, Advocare

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Roush Fenway Racing

36 Advocare 6 560x327

35) #19 Daniel Suarez, Arris

  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Camry
  • Team: Joe Gibbs Racing

35 Arris 19 560x420

34) #62 Brendan Gaughan, Beard Oil

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Beard Motorsports

34 Beard Oil 75 560x374

33) #13 Ty Dillon, Geico

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Germain Racing

33 Geico 13 560x282

32) #4 Kevin Harvick, Jimmy John’s

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Stewart-Haas Racing

32 Jimmy Johns 4 560x262

31) #9 Chase Elliott, Kelley Blue Book

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Hendrick Motorsports

31 KBB 9 e1517947592986 560x344

30) #21 Paul Menard, Richmond

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Wood Brothers Racing

31 Richmond 21 560x420

29) #24 William Byron, Axalta

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Hendrick Motorsports

30 Axalta 24 560x420

28) #22 Joey Logano, AAA Insurance

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Penske

29 AAA Insurance 22 560x420

27) #41 Kurt Busch, Monster Energy

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Stewart-Haas Racing

28 Monster Energy 41 560x373

26) #11 Denny Hamlin, FedEx

  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Camry
  • Team: Joe Gibbs Racing

27 FedEx Express 560x420

25) #18 Kyle Busch, M&M’s

  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Camry
  • Team: Joe Gibbs Racing

25 MMs 18 560x420

24) #31 Ryan Newman, CAT

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Richard Childress Racing

24 CAT 31 560x295

23) #4 Kevin Harvick, Busch Light

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Stewart-Haas Racing

23 Busch Light 4 560x420

22) #19 Daniel Suarez, Stanley

  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Camry
  • Team: Joe Gibbs Racing

22 Stanley 19 560x420

21) #1 Jamie McMurray, Cessna

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Chip Ganassi Racing

21 Cessna 1 560x410

20) #31 Ryan Newman, Liberty National

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Richard Childress Racing

20 Liberty National 31 560x420

19) #34 Michael McDowell, K-Love

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Front Row Motorsports

19 Loves 34 560x318

18) #20 Erik Jones, DeWalt

  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Camry
  • Team: Joe Gibbs Racing

18 DeWalt 20 560x420

17) #31 Ryan Newman, Bass Pro Shops

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Richard Childress Racing

17 Bass Pro Shops 31 560x338

16) #1 Jamie McMurray, GearWrench

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Chip Ganassi Racing

16 GearWrench 1 560x420

15) #10 Aric Almirola, SmithField

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Stewart-Haas Racing

15 Smithfield 560x374

14) #2 Keselowski, Alliance Truck Parts

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Penkse

14 Alliance Truck Parts 2 560x410

13) #4 Kevin Harvick, Mobil 1

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Stewart-Haas Racing

13 Mobil 1 4 560x420

12) #24 William Byron, Liberty University

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Hendrick Motorsports

12 Liberty 24 560x315

11) #3 Austin Dillon, Dow

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Richard Childress Racing

11 Dow 3 560x420

10) #4 Kevin Harvick, Busch Beer

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Stewart-Haas Racing

10 Busch 4 560x420

9) #2 Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Penske

9 Miller Lite 2 560x373

8) #3 Austin Dillon, AAA

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Richard Childress Racing

8 AAA 3 560x420

7) #43 Darrell Waltrip Jr, STP

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Richard Petty Motorsports

7 STP 43 560x405

6) #12 Ryan Blaney, Duracell

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Penske

6 Duracell 12 560x420

5) #7 Danica Patrick, GoDaddy

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Premium Motorsports

5 GoDaddy 7 560x315

4) #48 Jimmie Johnson, LowesforPros

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Hendrick Motorsports

4 Lowes 48 560x266

3) #2 Brad Keselowski, Autotrader

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Penske

3 Autotrader 2 560x420

2) #22 Joey Logano, Pennzoil

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fusion
  • Team: Penske

2 Pennzoil 22 560x342

1) #9 Chase Elliott, Hooters

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Team: Hendrick Motorsports

1 Hooters 9 560x420