Scott Dixon is chasing iconic IndyCar names like Foyt, Andretti and Unser on the all-time victories list.

But the soft-spoken driver from New Zealand is much more comfortable flying under the radar out of the car. His wife Emma calls him "super, super shy."

Dixon enters Sunday's Grand Prix of Alabama in suburban Birmingham having just moved past Bobby Unser into sole ownership of fifth-place all-time in IndyCar Series wins with No. 36 at Long Beach.

The 34-year-old is among the drivers to beat at Barber Motorsports Park, where he's had podium finishes in each of the five previous IndyCar races. Dixon hasn't added to his win total in Alabama despite four second-place finishes and a third last year.