Cobb goes from wedding to racetrack, all in one week

Jennifer Jo Cobb (File photo)
Jennifer Jo Cobb (File photo)

The number 10 has figured prominently in race car driver Jennifer Jo Cobb’s life, and this month, it has taken on an even more prominent role.

Cobb, from Kansas City, Kan., has long driven the No. 10 truck in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. At 3 p.m. Oct. 17, she will drive the No. 10 Mark One Electric Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Kansas Lottery 300 – only a week after she was married on Oct. 10 (10/10) to Eddie Troconis, a crew chief for Kyle Busch Motor Sports.

Troconis had been an engineer there and just recently was promoted to crew chief.

“Our wedding was a fairy tale but I am so glad to get back to racing! I think my husband feels the same,” Cobb said in a news release. “I asked my crew chief, Steve Kuykendall, to hold my dress and he said ‘dang, that weighs more than three fire suits!’”

Mark One Electric is Cobb’s primary sponsor, returning for its 12th time as Cobb’s sponsor at the speedway. Arrow Truck Sales and Pizza Shoppe also return after several years as sponsors, with Precision Roofing returning for a second year. Cobb will be meeting the public at a fan appearance from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Pizza Shoppe, 7687 N.W. Prairie View, Kansas City, Mo.

Cobb races in the XFINITY Series only a few times a year. She’s familiar with the Kansas Speedway track, but she may not have the resources of some of the bigger teams. She will be trying to get a good spot in the race. Cobb is the only native Kansan participating in the XFINITY race this weekend.

– Story from Tracey Passantino

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