Crew Chief Ratcliff also admitted that taking no tires was a critical gamble.
“We’ve had some success at the start of the season (three wins), and we can take some shots like this...I knew that was going to be our only shot to get it done today,” said Ratcliff. “This Cup Series win is a huge, huge deal!”
A happy and perhaps philosophical team owner Joe Gibbs added his thoughts on the gamble that paid off in Kenseth’s win at Kentucky Speedway.
“You can’t have a great comeback unless you’re behind!” exclaimed Gibbs.
Jamie McMurray finished a season-best second with Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano, and Kyle Busch rounding out the top five finishers. One wonders if a big gamble like the one that resulted in Kenseth’s big victory in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky will play the same role in winning when the NASCAR teams head to Daytona International Speedway for the annual Independence Day weekend Coke Zero 400 next Saturday night!
Don’t bet against it!