During his lengthy career Roger McCluskey won championships in three different divisions of the United States Auto Club – Sprints, Stocks, and Champ Cars, and started in 18 Indy-500 editions. Born in Tuscon, Arizona, McCluskey began his career at 19, in 1949, with modified stock car racing in his hometown. He raced in the West Coast Midgets and Sprints in the mid-1950s and joined the United States Auto Club in 1960. McCluskey won the USAC National Sprint Car Championship twice, in 1963 and 1966. Then he made an accent to USAC stock car racing, where he won the title in 1969 and 1970, and was 2nd in 1968 and 1972. He raced in champ cars in the major USAC division, the National Championship, in 1960 – 1979, and took the title in 1973. McCluskey earned five USAC Champ Car National Championship wins, including his last start at Milwaukee in 1979, 23 USAC Sprint Car wins, 23 USAC Stock Car wins and four USAC Midget Car wins.
McCluskey was not a frequent midget starter during his USAC career. His best year in USAC National Midget Championship was 1962 when he won 4 races. In 1963 he competed in 14 midget events, and in most of them he raced the Bruce Homeyer owned Konstant Hot Spl. Kurtis Kraft machine. His best finish was 3rd at Columbus,IN on August 2. In the final 1963 Offy 110 Midget point standings McCluskey was 34th.
|1963||USAC Midget Championship|
|Roger McCluskey||19||Bruce Homeyer|
|Kurtis Kraft||Offenhauser||Konstant Hot Spl.|
|1:43||GMP||Limited Edition 1:43 Konstant Hot Spl. 3 Car Set|