Nascar

Harvick told Kahne he wasn't after his job at Hendrick

  • Kevin Harvick listens to a question during a news conference at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, May 20, 2016 before the scheduled start of the NASCAR Sprint Showdown auto race later today. Activities at the track have been delayed because of rain in the area. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Kevin Harvick listens to a question during a news conference at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, May 20, 2016 before the scheduled start of the NASCAR Sprint Showdown auto race later today. Activities at the track have been delayed because of rain in the area. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kevin Harvick smiles as he answers a question during a news conference at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, May 20, 2016 before the scheduled start of the NASCAR Sprint Showdown auto race later today. Activities at the track have been delayed because of rain in the area. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Kevin Harvick smiles as he answers a question during a news conference at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, May 20, 2016 before the scheduled start of the NASCAR Sprint Showdown auto race later today. Activities at the track have been delayed because of rain in the area. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kevin Harvick answers a question during a news conference at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, May 20, 2016 before the scheduled start of the NASCAR Sprint Showdown auto race later today. Activities at the track have been delayed because of rain in the area. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Kevin Harvick answers a question during a news conference at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, May 20, 2016 before the scheduled start of the NASCAR Sprint Showdown auto race later today. Activities at the track have been delayed because of rain in the area. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

As rumors swirled that Kevin Harvick planned to leave Stewart-Haas Racing, he took Kasey Kahne aside and promised him he wasn't after his job.

The speculation turned out to be baseless.

Harvick said Friday that SHR held a two-year option on him that the team always planned to exercise. Ultimately, his contract was restructured and announced this week as an extension.

It finally put to rest rumors that Harvick planned to jump ship and replace Kahne at Hendrick Motorsports. The reason the idea was even debated is because Harvick has a long relationship with Chevrolet, but SHR is moving next season to Ford. Hendrick is Chevy's flagship team.