The long-awaited marriage between Bubba Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports may be happening soon. Very soon.
The Sports Business Journal, in a tweet, reported that Wallace and RPM are on the verge of reaching an agreement.
The Wallace-RPM union has been rumored for months, but a lack of sponsorship has slowed an agreement. Wallace himself clouded things (a little) when he said he has other "irons in the fire" to consider.
Wallace would take Aric Almirola's seat with RPM. Wallace had filled in when Almirola was injured. And Richard Petty has made no secret he likes Wallace.
He noted that he's still working on joining Richard Petty Motorsports and taking the No. 43, "But obviously with the sponsorship deal they got going on it puts things in a different light, so we're trying to work through a lot of things to figure out what is next for me and my ... team."
The Petty/Smithfield Foods divorce seems to have become the sticking point for Wallace. Without a regular Cup or XFINITY Series ride for 2017 because of a lack of a sponsor, Wallace seems to be looking for something stable -- hence, the "more irons in the fire."
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We reported a couple weeks back that Front Row Motorsports possibly has interest in Wallace, either as a third ride or bumping another driver. Wallace doesn't tell ESPN if FRM is the team he's considering.