Roger McCluskey, who raced at the Indy 500 multiple times, sits in his race car on Nov. 15, 1962. Arizona Daily Star file photo

The Tucson High grad raced in 17 Indy 500s when it was one of America’s four or five leading sports events of the year. He finished third in 1962 and 1973 and also won five national championships on the USAC circuit.

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