Paul Lee Names Jonnie Lindberg as Crew Chief for 2024 Nitro Funny Car Effort
Paul Lee, driver and owner of Paul Lee Racing, has named Jonnie Lindberg as crew chief for the team's Nitro Funny Car effort for the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.
Lindberg joins the team with previous experience as a driver, crew chief and fabricator, including in the Top Alcohol Funny Car class. Additionally, John Medlen will continue to serve as consultant to the new crew chief.
"I believe that Jonnie Lindberg has what it takes to become a successful nitro tuner in the NHRA Funny Car class," says Paul Lee. "As a former alcohol funny car racer myself, I appreciate the talent and skills that it takes to become a successful racer and, Jonnie has proven he possesses those skills as a former NHRA World Champion. I also enjoy giving a talented young crew chief the chance to showcase his skills. With John Medlen continuing as his mentor, I'm more excited for 2024 racing to begin."
"First of all, I want to thank Paul Lee for this opportunity," says Lindberg. “I'm excited to start a new chapter in my racing career. I have been tuning alcohol funny cars since I was 18, and now I get the chance to tune a nitro funny car. I have experience in the seat of one of these cars and I have also built several funny cars, so I understand what kind of race car we want to give Paul. I know how much hard work is required for these cars to be competitive. Races are won in the shop, not at the track. And the chance to work with John Medlen is a perfect situation. He is one of the greatest tuners in our sport. I know that our off-season preparation will make us successful on the track."