The question to you all is simple - Does Danica deserve the accolades for her empowered stature in Motorsport?
Pros - She sets records no one else has achieved, she is a role model to anyone / everyone in the spirit of "See? You too can do anything if...."
Cons - Race 'experts' will claim favored status, others will call-out that Danica-hype exceeds the talent, and another set will just react negatively to her past personality traits, quotes, commercialism, sex-bot branding, whatever.
So, does Danica deserve what she is getting as the first female ever to capture a NASCAR Pole Position [and bringing much-needed buzz back to NASCAR]?
Or does she get what she deserves via the "Yeah, but...." diminishment of her achievement[s]?