When the Daytona 500 starts this weekend with Danica Patrick in the pole position driving her Chevrolet SS, General Motors Co. will be seeking something more than a winner’s trophy: adding a greater sense of urgency to GM.
The Daytona 500 drew a 30 percent increase in preliminary television ratings for Fox as Danica Patrick became the first female driver to lead a lap of Nascar’s biggest race and Jimmie Johnson won for the second time.
Two Florida city finance and customer service officials have been suspended with pay pending an investigation into billing undercharges for water and sewer services, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.
A finance department billing mistake for water and sewer services will cost Port Orange, Florida, about $800,000 in revenue that probably won’t be recouped, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported, citing the city manager.
General Motors Co., aiming to boost U.S. market share from an 88-year low last year, revealed Chevrolet’s first V-8, rear-wheel sedan in 17 years intended to energize the brand by appealing to performance drivers.