"Just being able to come back, it's really important," Herrin said. "I know there was a lot of people doubting us. Daytona went good, but I know these guys weren't there and at COTA we were riding in the rain so this was our first dry race with all these guys. I thought it was really important for me to get the win just so I could have a strong year. I've been struggling a lot in practice this weekend trying to keep up with this guy (Gerloff) and I was getting real nervous right before the race, getting nauseous. I was just wondering if we were going to be able to keep the pace because we weren't very fast this morning in the dry. It kept me on my toes, but that's the first race I've ever been able to win from the front... I think since New Jersey in 2009 with (Jake) Zemke. It feels good to be able to do that many laps in row by myself and have a good pace. I'm excited about it for sure."