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Dale Jr., Gordon, others encourage Blaney after Indy letdown

LOUDON, NH - JULY 17: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2015 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images) INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 24: Ryan Blaney, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, stands in the garage prior to practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on July 24, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)

LOUDON, NH - JULY 17: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2015 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images) INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 24: Ryan Blaney, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, stands in the garage prior to practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on July 24, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)

As disappointments in racing go, they don't get much worse than the one Ryan Blaney experienced in Saturday's XFINITY Series race at fabled Indianapolis Motor Speedway -- a track where every driver desperately wants to win.

Leading on the final lap, Blaney lost the top spot to Sprint Cup veteran and all-time XFINITY Series wins leader Kyle Busch coming down the backstretch after slipping ever so slightly and losing his momentum coming off Turn 2.

Afterward, the 21-year-old Team Penske driver (and part-time Sprint Cup driver for the Wood Brothers) put the blame on no one but himself.

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"I messed up in (Turn) 2 and he got a run on us, my fault," Blaney said. "Everybody at Team Penske did a great job giving us a good car. We drove from 11th to the lead and the driver gave it away."

Not long after the race ended, several of the Sprint Cup Series' biggest stars -- including Hendrick Motorsports drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon, and Blaney's fellow Team Penske drivers, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano -- tried to encourage the downtrodden young driver on Twitter.

See what they had to say: