Darrell Wallace Jr. — Bubba to his fans — needs a sponsor for 2018 if he wants to ride in the No. 43 for Richard Petty Motorsports. Danica Patrick need a sponsor if she wants to ride — anywhere.

So far, either of them have found a sponsor, and now, NASCAR is getting involved.

The Sports Business Journal, in a tweet, reports that NASCAR is trying to help find sponsors for both.

This makes complete sense and is an excellent move on NASCAR’s part. With, arguably, it’s most popular driving — Dale Earnhart Jr. — leaving for the broadcast booth, NASCAR needs Patrick and Wallace in the sport. It needs Patrick because she’s a marketing machine who appeals to women of all ages; they need the 23-year-old Wallace in its continued efforts to diversify its audience.

Maybe this is the push both need to stay in the sport next year.

NASCAR reportedly trying to save rides for two of its most popular drivers Sean Gardner/Getty Images
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