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Impending penalties expected to put dent in Truex's Chase hopes

Updated: July 5, 2008, 8:22 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Martin Truex Jr.'s bid to make the championship chase is expected to get much tougher after NASCAR announces penalties for the No. 1 car next week.

Sources close to the situation said on Saturday that Truex's team is likely to be docked at least 150 points, the same penalty Haas CNC Racing was given in May, after his car failed to pass the initial inspection process at Daytona International Raceway.

Truex entered Saturday night's Sprint Cup race ...

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