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.
"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: