9 Jul 2015

Milestone in Milwaukee for Dixon

11:43 am on 9 July 2015

The New Zealand driver Scott Dixon will bring up an IndyCar milestone when he competes in his 250th race in Milwaukee on Monday.

In his 15th season, 250 race starts will place Dixon 14th on the overall list of IndyCar starts.

"When you see starts you definitely understand how long you've been around and kind of start to feel old, but the longevity is really cool as well," said Dixon, who won at Milwaukee in 2009.

"Motor racing is tough week to week opposed to foreseeing 10 years down the road and how it's going to go. You hope for the best. Because of your passion and love for the sport, you want to be around a long time. I feel very lucky and privileged to be an Indy car driver.

"Those milestones are a lot of fun. For me, the goal now is to get to 300. Hopefully, it brings good luck at Milwaukee."

New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon.

New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Dixon, who turns 35 later this month is the longest-tenured driver for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, ranks fifth on the IndyCar career victory list with 37 over a span of 14 years and a month.

Al Unser's 39 wins is next on the achievement list.

Unser's first victory came at Pikes Peak on July 4, 1965, and his 37th at Cleveland on July 3, 1983.

His 39th victory also was his fourth in the Indianapolis 500 on May 24, 1987. AJ Foyt has the most victories with 67.

"As long as you work hard and work on the idea of winning championships, victory is going to come," said Dixon, who has attained multiple wins for 10 consecutive seasons.

"We've been fairly decent this year and hopefully we can build on it and have a crack at the end for another championship."