New this year to the CollegeComplete.com NASCAR Truck of Justin Lofton, Engineer Eddie Troconis has his education covered

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New to the team this year, 32-year-old Eddie Troconis knows the importance of education. Troconis, the lead engineer on the No. 6 College Complete (http://www.collegecomplete.com or 877-543-2655) Chevrolet at Eddie Sharp Racing, holds not just one, but three degrees, all earned in order to achieve his career goals of working for a top NASCAR team.

Justin Lofton sitting in front of his CollegeComplete.com Chevrolet

I love working in racing and my degrees definitely helped me learn new ways to apply computers and technology to it.

New to the team this year, 32-year-old Eddie Troconis knows the importance of education. Troconis, the lead engineer on the No. 6 College Complete (http://www.collegecomplete.com or 877-543-2655) Chevrolet at Eddie Sharp Racing, holds not just one, but three degrees, all earned in order to achieve his career goals of working for a top NASCAR team.

A native of Mexico, Troconis has an impressive racing resume of his own, including starts within the NASCAR Nationwide Series, before turning into a full-time mechanic and race engineer. He credits his position to his education, as he holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Business Management, and a Masters degree in Marketing.

Though he began his career in motorsports as a driver himself, his education opened doors for him beyond turning the wheel of a race car. After earning his degrees, Troconis became one of the most sought after engineers in the garage area.

“I love working in racing and my degrees definitely helped me learn new ways to apply computers and technology to it,” Troconis said. “There is a lot that goes into racing beyond pushing the gas and turning left. It takes a lot of good, hard-working people with a lot of knowledge.”

The engineer at a race team provides valuable information, including key ideas on the setup, various race strategies, fuel mileage, and other key tips that help a crew chief navigate through a race weekend. Troconis has experience as a driver, crew chief, and engineer, as well as expertise in building, tuning, and servicing the shocks. He also plays a key role in assisting in general mechanic duties on the No. 6 College Complete Chevrolet during any given race weekend.

Though race engineers may get a reputation for being computer savvy, successful engineers like Troconis must also have the ability to communicate well with others, showcase strong leadership skills, not buckle under pressure, and be willing to assist when necessary.

Like Troconis, it takes a strong will and determination to reach the upper levels of NASCAR, and hands-on experience and training is the best way to the top. Troconis embodies those traits, and through his pursuit of a long and successful career within motorsports, he has built a strong and lengthy resume. From his days of racing go-karts for his family-owned team, to working for some of the most competitive NASCAR teams spanning the Camping World Truck and Nationwide Series, most recently with Eddie Sharp Racing and Kevin Harvick, Inc., Troconis is a great example of the many career opportunities that can come your way through education.

For more information on how you can pursue a career within motorsports like Eddie Troconis, check out http://www.collegecomplete.com or call 877.543.2655 to find a program that best suits you and your needs!

About College Complete

Partnered with hundreds of educational institutions and across all types of education goals, including traditional college degrees, trade and vocational certifications, and professional licensure, College Complete helps students assess all of the information that exists in the public domain, allowing them to understand and make sense of their educational opportunities. Their services are free and available to anyone.    Whether you are interested in Art and Design, Business, Computers and Technology, Criminal Justice, Education, Healthcare and Medical, Science and Engineering, and much, much more; if you’re an Electrician, a Nurse, an Automotive Mechanic, a Teacher, a Police Officer, or you’re simply interested in learning Computer Programming, Networking, Web Development, or Graphic Design College Complete is available for you at no cost. You can reach them by filling out a form on their site or calling to speak with your personal Education Advocate at 877-543-2655. College Complete has an initiative to assist those in the US Armed Forces and their families and is able to assist in identifying schools that will not only provide the educational requirements of the soldier, veteran or family member but will do so in a cost effective manner.

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