The Complete History of Indianapolis 500 Winners

1912: Joe Dawson

Starting Position: 7
Race Time: 6:21:06.000
Chassis/engine: National/National
Dawson's victory was a sidenote to the way Ralph DePalma lost this race. After leading 196 of the 200 laps, DePalma's Mercedes suffered an engine failure just 2 circuits from the finish. Dawson inherited the lead and the victory, winning by more than 10 minutes ahead of the second place finisher.

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