It's clear a lot of folks on here found the style of racing Sat night at TMS to be what they prefer. Having attended the 2011 KY race (and nearly all of them there) and this past Sat night's race at Texas, I thought they were both very good races, if not great. Very different types of races, but still darned good, IMO.
However, something really stood out to me as a very noticeable difference. At KY, the crowd was not only on their feet for the last 10-20 laps, but screaming and cheering loudly, especially during the last 2 laps. At TMS, while a lot, maybe most of the people were standing, there wasn't nearly as much cheering or screaming to be heard. Seemed to be a much quieter crowd, and not nearly as into the type of racing that occurred as many of the posters here seem to be.
The other folks I was with shared the same observation, so it wasn't just me.
So while a lot of folks here don't like pack racing, I'm not so sure that applies to the paying attendees. Not that that was a scientific poll, but it was certainly noticeable by the difference...