Like you said, you didn't see the race.
The dodge passed little E and was going to the front, and he had about 4 cars with him, Little E was dropping back. All of a sudden the entire pack in front of him slowed down and by he went! Lap times showed that Little E did not speed up, eveyone else was told to slow down.
And after the race it was all like a show, staged!
As long as Little E was close at the end it was obviously decided that he would be allowed to win.
With the sponsors and marketing power in nascar, what a better way to make a show.
Sure, Litte E can drive, and very well, but that race was fixed. Unless he broke down, he was ordained to be the winner.
Its a shame cause I really like nascar, Its more fun than Cart or F1, but its becoming more or a "show" and less of a race.
Ever notice Gordon can be 3 laps down, then at the end he is right there battling for the lead. But he never is seen unlaping himself and pit times can not have made it up and he never is seen racing to the start/finish line on a caution to unlap himself that way. No one else seems to be able to do that, but guess who the majority of fans pay to see.
I think a lot of the Dodge drivers are frustrated by all the games nascar is playing. Can't have the upstart come and crash Ford and Chevy's party!!
Im rambling, sorry