Joe Dawson (racecar driver)

Joe Dawson (July 17, 1889 - June 17, 1946) was an American race car driver.

Born in Odon, Indiana, Dawson competed in the Indianapolis 500 race three times, beginning in 1911 when he drove a Marmon to a fifth place finish. The following year, Dawson won after Ralph DePalma, who had led for 196 laps of the 200 lap race, dropped out with a mechanical failure. At age 22 years and 323 days, Dawson stood as the youngest winner of the "500" until Troy Ruttman won the 1952 Indianapolis 500 at age 22 years and 86 days.

In his final Indy 500 race in 1914, Dawson retired after an accident on the 45th lap.

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