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Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 DuPont Chevy to Disappear in '06

BRANSON, Mo. (Feb. 1, 2006) – Beginning March 10, Jeff Gordon’s familiar “fire and flames” No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet will vanish.

Darren Romeo, a master illusionist, will incorporate Gordon’s car into each of his 2006 performances at the Welk Resort Theatre located in Branson, Mo.  The talented magician will make the car disappear during his shows held at the theater beginning in March in an illusion titled “Two Men Living Their Dream.”

“I admire Jeff mostly because he is a man who always believed that nothing is impossible, and that is how I have lived my life,” said Romeo, Siegfried and Roy’s only protégée.  “Jeff always wanted to be a race car driver, and I always wanted to be a magician. My parents made huge sacrifices for me to live out my dream, just as Jeff’s parents did for him.

“And now, every audience that sees my show will experience a great impossibility and a wonderful life lesson, too.”

Gordon, who began racing quarter-midgets at the age of 5 and is now a four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, believes the audience will experience a journey during each show.

“Magicians and illusionists have always amazed me, and Darren is no exception,” Gordon said.  “I’m not surprised that NASCAR’s popularity has led to this opportunity.

“The audience should expect a wild ride during Darren’s performances this year.”

Adding a NASCAR element to each show seemed to be the next logical step.

“We have realized for a long time that a large percentage of Branson visitors are NASCAR fans,” said Joe Sullivan, executive producer of Welk-Sullivan Productions.  “We are delighted to have an opportunity to include an element in The Darren Romeo Show that will be fun and exciting for people who enjoy NASCAR and particularly Jeff Gordon and his No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet.

“We are looking forward to working with DuPont, Pepsi-Cola and the other sponsors to maximize their exposure in the Branson market and to create an entertaining experience for NASCAR fans at the Welk Resort Theatre.”

For more information on Darren Romeo, please visit www.darrenromeo.com.

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