Rookie Logano will have his hands full tackling Gateway for first time

Experience goes a long way toward a successful run at Gateway International Raceway. So how does rookie phenom Joey Logano prepare for his debut in Madison, Ill.? By playing video games, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

Updated: July 17, 2008, 3:08 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | ESPN.com

Gateway International Raceway doesn't have the mystique that accompanies Darlington Raceway, the sport's first superspeedway. Without a Sprint Cup Series race on its schedule, the track located in Madison, Ill., flies pretty much under the radar.

But when Nationwide Series drivers take to the challenging 1.25-mile oval for Saturday night's Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250, the veterans know the going won't be easy.

"The biggest thing is just to know that your ...

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