Truex Jr. penalized by NASCAR for rules violation

BY foxsports • July 14, 2009

Martin Truex Jr. has been penalized by NASCAR for a rules violation during Saturday's race at Chicagoland Speedway.

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NASCAR announced Tuesday that Truex was docked 25 points in the Sprint Cup Series driver standings because his right rear quarter panel was found to be too high at the post-race inspection. Truex is 24th in the standings. His No. 1 Chevrolet finished 16th on Saturday.

Crew chief Kevin Manion was fined $25,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. Owner Teresa Earnhardt was penalized 25 points in the Sprint Cup Series owner standings.

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