Roger McCluskey

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We regret to report the death recently of Roger McCluskey, one of America’s most versatile drivers from the 1960s until his retirement in the late 1970s. McCluskey, who was 63, had been fighting against cancer for several years.

Adept at the wheel of stock cars, sports cars, sprint cars and single seaters, McCluskey’s finest moment came in 1973, when he won the USAC (nowadays IndyCar) title. He remained competitive right through to the end of his career, and actually won his final race, driving a Lola-Cosworth at Milwaukee on August 12 1979, although competition in USAC had that season been dissipated by the CART breakaway.

Our sympathies go to his family and friends.