Going back to the original question presented it was asked who was the better racer, and then very specifically, the question was asked, "Do you think Janet would have done better if she would have had the backing that Danica had?"
It won't be popular with some folks out there, but my opinion is that most drivers would have done better if they had had the backing that Danica had.
We'll never know because Janet Guthrie never got the chance to run in the best equiptment/for the best teams of the day.
Last point: Although they are really hurting these days, this is one reason why I like NHRA over so many other sports. There's rarely a discussion about the make up of the competitors, and all that seems to matter is who gets the win light.
There's something really refreshing, and really heathy about that.