Joe James (racing driver)

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Joe James
Born (1925-05-23)May 23, 1925
Died November 5, 1952(1952-11-05) (aged 27)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United States American
Active years 19501952
Teams Kurtis Kraft, Watson, Weidel
Races 3 (2 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1950 Indianapolis 500
Last race 1952 Indianapolis 500

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.[1]

Indy 500 results[edit]

World Championship career summary[edit]

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.


  1. ^ Gates, Bob. "California’s Joe James Made His Mark In A Brief Career". National Speed Sport News. Retrieved February 2014.