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Joe James (May 23, 1925 Saucier, Mississippi – November 5, 1952 San Jose, California) was an American racecar driver. He was killed during a champ car race at San Jose Speedway.

Indy 500 results

Year Car Start Qual Rank Finish Laps Led Retired
1951 26 30 134.098 10 33 8 0 Drive shaft
1952 14 16 134.953 22 13 200 0 Running
Totals 208 0
Starts 2
Poles 0
Front Row 0
Wins 0
Top 5 0
Top 10 0
Retired 1

World Championship career summary

The Indianapolis 500 was part of the FIA World Championship schedule from 1950 through 1960. Drivers competing at Indy during those years were credited with World Championship points and participation. Joe James participated in 2 World Championship races but scored no World Championship points.


He was inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1997.

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