The one thing Janet did that stands out to me is that she gained the respect of the other drivers thru hard work and dedication. She began racing in sports cars. Came to NASCAR on a Humpy Wheeler whim. If you go to YouTube and search Janet Guthrie. There’s a documentary on there. Give it a watch and I think you will agree that she earned her way. when she turned up to run the World 600 at Charlotte she took a verbal beating from the other drivers. Most thought she wouldn’t last this distance. It all changed when she came in 16th.
When you race against Petty, Pearson, Waltrip, Allison, Yarborough, Baker etc. don’t hand me the bs that Danica raced against stiffer competition.