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Ryan Newman Finds A New Team In Richard Childress Racing

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Newman may be preparing to take on the rest of the 2013 NASCAR season, but he’s also getting ready for 2014 as well.

On Monday, Newman announced his move to Richard Childress Racing for the 2014 season, taking over the No.31 car. Newman will be replacing Jeff Burton, who announced his departure a week ago. During the announcement, Newman revealed that he is ready for the move and that both Richard Childress and himself have the same goals in mind, and are looking forward to the future.

Throughout the second half of the season, Newman has been one of many drivers on the lookout for a new ride as his time with Stewart-Haas Racing ends with the 2013 season. Landing a ride with RCR not only relieves Newman from an uncertain future, but it gives him a whole new opportunity.

After the announcement to make official that Newman’s time with Stewart-Haas Racing was over and with all of the latest movements within the rest of the Cup teams, Newman had been linked to many teams. During his conference about his RCR move, Newman mentioned to have been in talks with a number of teams.

Talks between Newman and Childress “matured over time”, and the rest is now history.

Heading forward, Newman has plenty to look forward to not only in 2014 but beyond. He has a whole new opportunity to continue being competitive and gets a fresh start to pursue the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Christy Valdez is a NASCAR writer for Rant Sports. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy