In a landmark day for the Stewart-Haas Racing team, Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart started the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 in first and second and were running there when the checkered flag flew at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
It is Newman's first win since last April at Phoenix International Raceway and the second-ever victory for the US Army as a NASCAR sponsor. Joe Nemechek took the Army car to victory lane at Kansas in 2004.
Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano finished third and fourth, while Jimmie Johnson - who hit everything but the lottery, it seemed - finished fifth.
The top-10 was rounded out by Kasey Kahne, Bobby Labonte in one of his best performances in several years, Martin Truex Jr., Marcos Ambrose, and Kurt Busch. Jeff Gordon ran out of gas on the last lap and finished 11th.
Kyle Busch remains the point leader, despite finishing 36th after an early crash, by four points over Carl Edwards.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is out of action next week before returning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400.