Eddie Troconis

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Eduardo Troconis
Born (1979-06-12) June 12, 1979 (age 40)
Veracruz
Awards1995 Formula Vee Series Rookie of the Year
1999 Mexican Formula Three International Champion
2000 Indy Lights de las Americas Rookie of the Year
2002 Mexican Formula Three International Champion
Statistics current as of December 5, 2006.

Eduardo "Eddie" Troconis (born June 12, 1979) is a Mexican race car driver and is currently a crew chief in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for AM Racing and driver Austin Wayne Self. He is a two-time Mexican Formula Three International champion and a Rookie of the Year Award winner in the Indy Lights de las Americas and Formula Vee Series. Troconis has also competed in the NASCAR Toyota Series and Desafío Corona Series. He is also the husband of driver Jennifer Jo Cobb, who he crew chiefed in the Xfinity Series in 2012. They married in 2015.[1]

Driving career[edit]

Troconis attempted one Busch Series race in 2006 driving the No. 23 for Keith Coleman Racing at Watkins Glen, but failed to qualify.

Crew chiefing career[edit]

His first crew chief job, according to RacingReference.info, was in 2012 when he crew chiefed the No. 13 Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing team in the Nationwide Series. When Cobb decided to focus on her Truck Series operation that year, the team did not attempt any races for many months and he joined Eddie Sharp Racing as Justin Lofton's crew chief in the No. 6 truck starting at Talladega in October, replacing Daniel Bormann. The following year, he was only crew chief for the team at Daytona before being replaced by Cody Sauls.

Eventually, he moved over to Kyle Busch Motorsports as an engineer, and was promoted to crew chief of their No. 54 truck, driven by Christopher Bell, Gray Gaulding, and Matt Tifft, towards the end of the season when Shannon Rursch left the team. KBM shut down the No. 54 truck in 2016, and Troconis went to ThorSport Racing to crew chief Cameron Hayley and the No. 13 truck. After all of their drivers except for Matt Crafton had winless seasons and missed the playoffs in 2016, ThorSport shook up their crew chief lineup the following year and Troconis moved from the No. 13 to the No. 27 of Ben Rhodes. He and Rhodes did qualify for the playoffs and they won the race at Las Vegas that year. The two remained together in 2018, and they won another race at Kentucky, Rhodes' home track, which qualified them for the playoffs for the second straight year.

In 2019, Troconis left ThorSport after three years with the team, going to AM Racing as the crew chief for the No. 22 truck driven by Austin Wayne Self.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Passantino, Tracey. Cobb goes from wedding to racetrack, all in one week Wyandotte Daily. Accessed August 13, 2019.

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