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Roger McCluskey

(USAC) National Championship titles in three divisions of racing and later served with distinction as a prominent race official. He won the USAC National Sprint Car title twice (1963 and 1966), the National Stock Car crown twice (1969 and 1970), and the USAC National Championship in 1973. He won five National Championship races, including the 1972 Ontario (California) 500, and finished either second or third in 25 other races. He also won 23 USAC stock car races, 23 USAC sprint car races, and four USAC midget races. He drove in every Indianapolis 500 from 1961 through 1979, with the exception of 1964 when he was sidelined because of a broken arm sustained in a sprint car accident. His best finish in an Indianapolis 500 race was third in 1973. He retired after winning the 1979 Milwaukee “200” and became Vice- President and Director of Competition for USAC, where he was universally respected by participants and race promotors for his involvement in so many aspects of the sport, even building a successful sprint car during his California Racing Association days.