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Truex fined, dropped to 18th for bringing illegal car to Daytona

Updated: July 8, 2008, 8:16 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Martin Truex Jr. dropped four spots to 18th in the Sprint Cup points after his team was hit with a 150-point penalty by NASCAR on Tuesday for violations discovered during inspection last weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

Truex went from 88 points out of the top 12 guaranteed a spot in the 10-race playoff to 238 back with eight races before the field is set.

"It's NASCAR's game," Truex said. "They set the rules and it's up to us to abide by ...

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