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Toni Montgomery

Senior Editor
IZOD IndyCar Series Editor

Toni has been with Frontstretch since the fall of 2002 and in that time has covered the NASCAR Busch/Nationwide Series and worked with Rick Crawford, Marcos Ambrose, and Michael Annett on their Frontstretch Driver Diaries. She also handles the recap of the Indy 500 every year and is excited to be part of the expanded IZOD IndyCar Series coverage on Frontstretch for 2012 as IndyCar Editor. As part of that coverage, Toni does race previews and recaps, IndyCar commentary, and runs the IndyCar Round Table with her staff of talented open wheel writers. She is a Senior Editor and has served on the editorial staff since 2005.

Toni holds a degree in Journalism/Mass Communications and is a professional freelance writer. She is a two-time National Associated Church Press award-winner for her work with the Presbyterian News Service, the news organization of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Toni is also a yearly contributor to the Athlon Sports Racing Annual, covering the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Toni inherited her love of all things automotive from her parents who took her to the racetrack as soon as she was old enough to walk and she loves not only racing but is an avid classic automobile enthusiast. She also enjoys horseback riding, travel, reading and going on spontaneous road trips to see new sights.

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Past articles by Toni (Heffelfinger) Montgomery

April 2014
04/20: Beyond the Cockpit: Alexis DeJoria On The 300 mph Women of the NHRA
04/16: Open Wheel Wednesday: How Can IndyCar Stand Out? [2]
04/15: Beyond the Cockpit: Ron Capps Could Have NASCAR Stars Trying... Drag Racing?
04/01: Open Wheel Wednesday: Botched Restarts, Pit Road Changes and This Year's Storylines
March 2014
03/31: IndyCar Breakdown: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg [1]
03/26: Open-Wheel Wednesday: Welcome to 2014! So What's New? [2]
December 2013
12/04: Open Wheel Wednesday: Driver Reviews, Part 2
November 2013
11/19: Open Wheel Wednesday: Driver Reviews Part 1 [2]
October 2013
10/31: IndyCar RoundTable: Season Finale And Looking Ahead [1]
10/16: Championship Done The Old-Fashioned Way
10/04: IndyCar In Depth: Shell And Pennzoil Grand Prix Of Houston
September 2013
09/25: Open-Wheel Wednesday: Spiders Don't Drive Batmobiles, Do They? [1]
09/04: IndyCar Round Table: Rivalry, Crazy Races, And Interesting Podiums [2]
August 2013
08/28: Hey Buddy, Watch That Tire! [4]
08/23: IndyCar In Depth: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma
08/07: Newcomers Might Win The Battles, But Veterans Look To Win The War
July 2013
07/31: IndyCar Round Table: Dixon Domination, ESPY Triumph, and Forward Momentum [1]
07/10: So What Did Folks Really Think of Pocono? [4]
07/05: IndyCar In Depth: Pocono INDYCAR 400 Fueled By Sunoco [2]
June 2013
06/25: IndyCar Round Table: Just What Kind Of Season Is 2013? [1]
06/17: Milwaukee IndyFest Breakdown: The Land Of The Andrettis [2]
06/10: Firestone 550 Breakdown: The Indy King of Texas [4]
06/07: IndyCar In-Depth: Firestone 550 [1]
06/05: Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun In Detroit! [2]
May 2013
05/28: IndyCar Round Table: What Did We Really Think Of The Indy 500? [6]
05/27: Indy 500 Breakdown: One For the Ages [7]
05/03: IndyCar In-Depth: Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300
05/01: Open Wheel Wednesday: Score One For The Little Guys ... Or Two Or Three [2]
April 2013
04/17: The Legendary Long Beach Grand Prix and How It Became a Signature Event [3]
04/03: Open Wheel Wednesday: Reasons To Be Optimistic About 2013 [2]
March 2013
03/27: Open Wheel Wednesday: Season Opener Round Table
03/22: IndyCar In-Depth: Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
03/20: Beyond the Cockpit: Mark Sibla and the Business of INDYCAR
03/06: The Offseason Might Never Be The Same [2]
January 2013
01/02: Throwback Thursday: The Comeback Of The American Driver, Ryan Hunter-Reay
01/02: Throwback Thursday: Jason Keller's Future Looks Bleak
December 2012
12/19: Dear Santa... [1]
November 2012
11/21: An IndyCar Season to Be Thankful For... [1]
October 2012
10/31: Self-Destruction 101: As Taught By INDYCAR [3]
10/17: IndyCar Year in Review: Teams, Part 2
10/10: IndyCar 2012 Season Review: Teams Part I
September 2012
09/26: IndyCar Year in Review: Drivers 14th Through 26th [1]
09/19: IndyCar Round Table: Season Finales, American Champions, and Doubleheaders [1]
09/17: IndyCar Race Recap: MAVTV 500 [7]
09/13: Five Hundred Miles For All The Marbles [2]
August 2012
08/31: IndyCar In-Depth: Grand Prix of Baltimore Preview [2]
08/29: It's a Real Shame When Drama Overshadows The Racing [2]
08/22: IndyCar Round Table: Momentum Killers, Track Changes, and Silly Season [2]
July 2012
07/25: IndyCar Round Table: Push to Pass, More Ovals, and Ending Under Yellow [1]
07/18: The Comeback of the American Driver: Ryan Hunter-Reay
07/04: The Return of IndyCar's Magic Button [1]
June 2012
06/27: IndyCar Roundtable: Season Grades, Schedule Tweaks, And Possible Title Upsets [1]
06/25: IndyCar Race Recap: Hunter-Reay Makes It A Repeat Performance
06/20: Dictatorship: The Real Reason NASCAR Is More Popular Than IndyCar Today [2]
06/18: IndyCar Race Recap: Milwaukee IndyFest Presented by XYQ [4]
06/11: IndyCar Race Recap: Fast and Furious Firestone 550K [5]
06/08: IndyCar Preview: Firestone 550K [1]
06/06: NASCAR And IndyCar: How A Pothole Can Unite Two Series [4]

May 2012
05/31: IndyCar Preview: Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
05/28: A Last-Lap Thriller For The Ages: Indy 500 Race Recap [10]
April 2012
04/02: IndyCar Race Recap: "Power"ing Through The Honda Grand Prix Of Alabama [5]
March 2012
03/26: IndyCar Race Recap: Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg [3]
May 2011
05/30: Frontstretch Breakdown: 2011 Indy 500 [2]
May 2010
05/31: Frontstretch Breakdown: Indy 500 [11]
05/27: Everybody Loves Helio, But Can He Be Great? [1]
September 2009
09/01: Beyond the Cockpit: Catching up with Rick Crawford
May 2009
05/25: Indy 500 Breakdown: From Zero to Hero for Castroneves [10]
May 2008
05/26: Frontstretch Breakdown: Indianapolis 500 [5]
June 2007
06/02: Busch Breakdown: Dover 200
May 2007
05/28: Frontstretch Breakdown: Indy 500 [3]
05/27: Busch Breakdown: CARQUEST Auto Parts 300
05/05: Busch Breakdown: Circuit City 250
05/03: Having a "Blast"??? [1]
April 2007
04/28: Busch Breakdown : Aaron's 312 [1]
04/21: Busch Breakdown: Bashas' Supermarkets 200
04/14: Busch Breakdown: O'Reilly 300 [1]
04/07: Busch Breakdown: Pepsi 300
March 2007
03/24: Busch Breakdown: Sharpie Mini 300 [3]
03/17: Busch Breakdown: Nicorette 300
03/10: Busch Breakdown: Sam's Town 300 [1]
03/04: Busch Breakdown : Telcel-Motorola 200 [4]
February 2007
02/25: Frontstretch Breakdown : Stater Bros. 300
02/18: Fronstretch Breakdown : Orbitz 300
January 2007
01/17: Best of Toni Heffelfinger : Toyota Teams Really Hitting Their Stride In NASCAR
01/14: Best of Toni Heffelfinger : Jason Keller's Future Looks Bleak, And So Does Support For Busch Series Rookies
01/10: Best of Toni Heffelfinger: Giving Sponsorship Money To Smaller Teams Losing Its Sizzle
November 2006
11/05: Frontstretch Breakdown : O'Reilly Challenge 300
11/02: Crocker Gives Women in Racing a Bad Name [30]
October 2006
10/29: Frontstretch Breakdown: Sam's Town 250
10/19: Should the Champ Play Hooky?
10/15: How Many Records Will Harvick Set With Busch Series Championship? [3]
10/14: Kahne Says He's Not Out of Chase; Backs It Up With Sixth Win [1]
10/14: Dedicated Safety Teams : The Debate Continues [2]
10/14: Live from Lowe's Motor Speedway for the Big Event!
10/13: Blaney Wins in Bizarre Busch Race Finish [6]
10/13: Carl Edwards Grabs Busch Series Pole
10/13: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Tops the Field In Final Practice
10/13: Kahne Tops In Second Practice
10/13: Frontstretch Live Coverage Continues From Lowe's Motor Speedway
10/12: Riggs Nips Teammate Kahne for Bud Pole
10/12: Kahne Stakes Out Top Spot in Busch Series Too
10/12: Evernham Teams Invade Johnson's House
10/12: ESPN Looking Forward to Coming Home
10/12: Join Frontstretch Live at Lowe's Motor Speedway!
10/01: Frontstretch Breakdown : Yellow Transportation 300
September 2006
09/28: It's Not Easy Being the New Kid
09/24: Frontstretch Breakdown : Dover 200
09/10: Frontstretch Breakdown : Emerson Radio 250 [2]
09/07: A Mile in Someone Else's Shoes : Arguing For Cup Drivers in Busch [3]
09/03: Frontstretch Breakdown: Ameriquest 300 [2]
August 2006
08/27: Frontstretch Breakdown : Food City 250
08/20: Frontstretch Breakdown : Carfax 250 [1]
08/17: At Least There's a Show Somewhere [1]
08/13: Frontstretch Breakdown : Zippo 200
08/06: Frontstretch Breakdown : Kroger 200
July 2006
07/27: If David Green Could Be King for a Day
07/27: Giving Sponsorship Money to Smaller Teams Losing Its Sizzle [8]
07/23: Frontstretch Breakdown : Goody's 250
07/16: Frontstretch Breakdown : New England 200
07/09: Frontstretch Breakdown: USG Durock 300
07/06: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
07/02: Frontstretch Breakdown : Winn-Dixie 250
June 2006
06/25: Frontstretch Breakdown : AT & T 250
06/22: Johnny Sauter's Going Home [2]
06/18: Frontstretch Breakdown: Meijer 300 [1]
06/16: One Old Program Can Bring Back Years of NASCAR Memories
06/11: Frontstretch Breakdown : Federated Auto Parts 300
06/06: Life at the Track: Have I Mentioned I Hate the Weather?
06/04: Frontstretch Breakdown: Stonebridgeracing.com 200 [1]
May 2006
05/29: Frontstretch Breakdown: CARQUEST Auto Parts 300
05/25: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
05/09: Life At the Track: So THAT'S What a Mirage Looks Like [1]
05/07: Frontstretch Breakdown: Circuit City 250
05/04: Toyota Teams Hitting Their Stride in NASCAR [1]
April 2006
04/30: Frontstretch Breakdown: Aaron's 312
04/23: Jason Keller's Future Looks Bleak, As Does Support For the Busch Series Rookies [8]
04/23: Frontstretch Breakdown: Bashas' Supermarkets 200
04/16: Frontstretch Breakdown: Pepsi 300
04/11: Life At the Track: The Odyssey of the NASCAR Jammies [6]
04/09: Frontstretch Breakdown: O'Reilly 300
March 2006
03/30: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series [1]
03/26: Frontstretch Breakdown: Sharpie Mini 300
03/19: Frontstretch Breakdown: Nicorette 300 [2]
03/12: Frontstretch Breakdown: Sam's Town 300
03/10: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
03/05: Frontstretch Breakdown: Telcel-Motorola 200 presented by Banamex
03/02: Frontstretch Phone-In : Kertus Davis [1]
February 2006
02/26: Frontstretch Breakdown: Stater Bros. 300
02/19: Frontstrech Breakdown: Hershey's Kissables 300
02/16: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
02/02: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
January 2006
01/11: NASCAR's Punks [18]
November 2005
11/21: Frontstretch Breakdown: Ford 300
11/17: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
11/14: Frontstretch Breakdown: Arizona 200
11/10: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series [2]
11/07: Frontstretch Breakdown: O'Reilly Challenge 300
11/03: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series [1]
October 2005
10/27: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
10/24: Frontstretch Breakdown: Sam's Town 250
10/20: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series [2]
10/17: Frontstretch Breakdown: Dollar General 300
10/13: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series [3]
10/10: Frontstretch Breakdown: United Way 300
10/06: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
September 2005
09/29: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
09/26: Frontstretch Breakdown: Dover 200
09/22: Second Fiddle: Around The Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
09/15: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
09/12: Frontstretch Breakdown: Emerson Radio 250
09/08: Second Fiddle: Around The Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
09/05: Frontstretch Breakdown: Ameriquest 300
09/01: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
August 2005
08/29: Frontstretch Breakdown: Food City 250 [1]
08/25: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
08/22: Frontstretch Breakdown: Domino's Pizza 250
08/18: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
08/15: Frontstretch Breakdown: Zippo 200
08/11: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
08/08: Frontstretch Breakdown: Kroger 200
08/04: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
July 2005
07/28: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series [2]
07/25: Frontstretch Breakdown: ITT Industries, Systems Division and Goulds Pumps Salute to the Troops 250 presented by Dodge
07/21: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
07/19: Frontstretch Breakdown: New England 200
07/14: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
07/07: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
June 2005
06/30: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series [1]
06/23: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series [2]
06/16: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
06/09: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
06/02: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series [1]
May 2005
05/26: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series [1]
05/20: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series [1]
05/12: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
05/06: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
April 2005
04/28: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
04/22: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series [1]
04/15: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
04/07: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series [4]
04/01: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
March 2005
03/24: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
03/17: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
03/10: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series [1]
03/03: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series [12]
February 2005
02/23: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
02/17: Second Fiddle: Around the Busch and Craftsman Truck Series
02/16: Frontstretch 2005 Preview: 3rd - Mark Martin Preview
02/13: Frontstretch 2005 Preview: 9th - Jamie McMurray