Richard Childress Racing has signed driver Ryan Newman to a multi-year extension, keeping the Sprint Cup Series veteran as the driver of the No. 31 Chevrolet in NASCAR's premier series.

In two-plus seasons with RCR, Newman has made two appearances in the Chase, including a runner-up finish in the points in 2014, where the No. 31 team came up just one point short of the championship.

"Ryan's consistency on the track has been a benefit to our organization and this extension solidifies the future of our racing program," said Richard Childress. "Ryan proved the first year he was here that we could content for championships and with this continuation, I believe we can fulfill our commitment to winning races and a championship."

In 102 starts with RCR, Newman has 11 top-five, 39 top-10 and 65 top-15 finishes. He leads all active full-time drivers with 51 career poles in NASCAR's top series. The 2008 Daytona 500 champion has made six appearances in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship since its inception in 2004 and has 17 career victories.

"I am pleased to continue driving for Richard Childress Racing," Newman said. "Our goal to win a championship all but turned into a reality during our first year together. I feel like since then, we have some unfinished business to complete."