Three pages deep and still the question remains, "Were the numbers manipulated?"
Was it an isolated event, a single car phenom? (Everyone makes mistakes/Factory gets it real right sometimes.)
or a systematic misrepresentation across multiple events? (Two points make a trend.)
Not withstanding the original OP was pretty specific with the data, and used multiple sources to illustrate a point. At this time I have seen little other than conjecture to counter the OP's original assessment.