Two drivers sent to the rear for today's Cup race at Phoenix

Problems lead to more problems for Rickey Stenhouse Jr. and Corey LaJoie before today's race at Phoenix.

Both drivers have been sent to the rear. Stenhouse's No. 17 for Rouch Fenway was hit for a tire change, and LaJoie, driving the No. 83 for BK Racing, for a tire and engine change. Bob Pockrass of ESPN reported the news in a tweet.

Neither driver is in the playoff hunt.