Jason Ratcliff will step away from his role as a NASCAR crew chief at the end of the Xfinity Series race at Phoenix Raceway.
“Phoenix is going to be it; this is going to be my last season as crew chief,” Ratcliff said on SiriusXM. “I enjoy the competition so much, so hopefully, I can stay involved somehow on that side of it.”
🎉 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
Ratcliff said that he still enjoyed competition but was looking forward from getting out of the role of traveling every week.
During his career Ratcliff had 15 tripes to victory lane in the Cup Series, with 14 of them coming with driver Matt Kenseth. Ratcliff also holds the record with 57 Xfinity Series wins as a crew chief.