A glance at the drivers competing in the IRLâ€™s IndyCar Series in 2009, listed by car number:
Will Power, No. 3, Team Penske
Born: March 1, 1981
Hometown: Toowoomba, Australia
Outlook: Power has moved from KV Racing Technology to Roger Penskeâ€™s team, filling in at Team Penske until it is determined if and when 2008 series runner-up Helio Castroneves, currently being tried on federal tax charges, can return to racing. The Aussie, a three-time winner in the defunct Champ Car series, had two top-fives and five top-10s in 16 races last season as an IndyCar rookie.
Dan Wheldon, No. 4, Panther Racing
Born: June 22, 1978
Hometown: Emberton, England
Outlook: The 2005 IndyCar champion and Indianapolis 500 winner returns to his roots, moving to Panther Racing, with whom he made his series debut in 2002. Last year he drove for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, winning two races on the way to a fourth-place finish in the points. Wheldon has 15 career victories but joins a team that has not won since 2005.
Mario Moraes, No. 5, KV Racing Technology
Born: Dec. 20, 1988