For three Sprint Cup Series drivers, the season finale at Homestead is one last chance to win the 2013 series championship. For everyone else, it is an opportunity not only to win the final race of the year, but also to build some momentum going into the 2014 season.
Some drivers, like Kasey Kahne and Carl Edwards, have had minimal amounts of success in the Chase and could really use a strong finish to gain some momentum to take into the offseason.
Other competitors, namely Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick, have peaked at the right time and will have no trouble carrying over this year's successes into the upcoming season.
In the slides ahead, I will take a look at eight drivers who have built the most momentum going into next year. Whether they snapped long winless streaks, or put a string of really strong finishes together, these drivers are the ones who are least likely to be happy about the 2013 season coming to a close.