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It started at Daytona in February, and this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the 2013 Sprint Cup season will come to a close. For Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson, the outcome of Sunday's season finale will decide which driver walks away as the Sprint Cup champion. The race will also decide championships in fantasy leagues, and knowing where you stand in your league and what you want to try to accomplish is crucial when setting your lineup this weekend.

For those fantasy owners fortunate enough to enter the season finale in first place in their leagues, Sunday's race isn't the time to reinvent the wheel. After all, the strategy you have been using throughout the year has put you in position to claim a title, so there is no reason to change things up at this point. Stick with the drivers that have been reliable all year and bring home a title.

For other owners, you have a choice. You can take a conservative approach and pick the popular lineup, but that strategy will likely result in simply holding your position in the standings. On the other hand, you could gamble a bit and load up your roster with drivers that have high upside but are less consistent than some of the fantasy stalwarts. Yes, this strategy could backfire and result in dropping a few spots in the final standings. However, it could also be your best hope of overtaking the leader in your league and snatching a title for yourself.

Drivers listed in this article:
  1. Kevin Harvick, Budweiser/Jimmy Johns
  2. Carl Edwards, Fastenal/Aflac/UPS/Subway
  3. Jeff Gordon, Drive to End Hunger/Axalta
  4. Clint Bowyer, 5-Hour Energy
  5. Martin Truex, Jr., Furniture Row
  6. Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
  7. Matt Kenseth, Husky/Dollar General
  8. Greg Biffle, 3M/Bondo
  9. Kasey Kahne, Farmers Insurance/Quaker State
  10. Kyle Busch, Mars Brands/Interstate Batteries
  11. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew
  12. Ryan Newman, Caterpillar
  13. Kurt Busch, Haas Automation
  14. Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite
  15. Denny Hamlin, FedEx
  16. A.J. Allmendinger, Kingsford/Clorox
  17. Aric Almirola, Smithfield Foods
  18. Joey Logano, Shell-Pennzoil
  19. Mark Martin, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  20. Jeff Burton, PEAK BlueDEF
  21. Paul Menard, Menards
  22. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Best Buy/Valvoline/Zest
  23. Jamie McMurray, McDonald's/Cessna
  24. Elliott Sadler, Aaron's
  25. Juan Montoya, Target
  26. Marcos Ambrose, Stanley/Dewalt Power Tools
  27. Trevor Bayne, Motorcraft/Quick Lane
  28. Travis Kvapil, Burger King/Doctor Pepper
  29. Casey Mears, GEICO
  30. David Gilliland, Love's Travel Stops/A&W Restaurants
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