Jason Ratcliff, who will make his 800th career start as a NASCAR crew chief on Saturday at Martinsville Speedway, told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio that he will retire following the Xfinity Series race at Phoenix Raceway next week.
“Phoenix is going to be it; this is going to be my last season as crew chief,” Ratcliff said. “I enjoy the competition so much, so hopefully, I can stay involved somehow on that side of it.”
In his first 799 starts as a crew chief, Ratcliff has 15 Cup Series victories in 253 starts, with 14 of those coming with Matt Kenseth. Ratcliff holds the record for scoring the most wins as a crew chief in the Xfinity Series at 57. He’s won three times during the 2023 season in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 19 all-star car.
🎉 Congratulations to legendary crew Chief Jason Ratcliff, who will be making his 800th start as a shot caller atop the pit box Saturday at Martinsville.
But come next week, it‘ll be his last.
🚨 He tells @ClaireBLang he‘ll be retiring:
— SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) (@SiriusXMNASCAR) October 28, 2023