But before the #31 gets its new occupant at the wheel, there are the remaining ten races of the current season to contend with first.
"[I'm] going to finish this season strong with the #39 team and give it our all to win races," said Newman. "Then, I'll concentrate on working with Luke Lambert and the other members of RCR as we get ready for 2014.
"One important thing I sincerely want everyone to know is how much I respect and admire Jeff Burton as a person and driver," Newman added. "He handled his recent announcement and situation with respect, class and dignity."
Burton announced that he was leaving the team a year earlier than planned after discussions with Childress. Bowyer cited 'financial realities' for the decision to part company with the team for which he'd drive since 2005.
The 46-year-old said that he had been planning on stepping down to part-time racing in 2015 after his existing RCR contract had expired, or looking at other opportunities altogether such as media work.
Burton said that he had not spoken to any other teams before making his announcement last week and that he has no fixed plans for what he would now turn his hand to in 2014.