The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia



Doug Epling, owner of the West Virginia Miners, celebrated his birthday Friday, and was recognized with a nice gesture from professional driver Casey Roderick. On the right rear of Roderick’s No. 7 Ford are the words “Happy Birthday Doug Epling.” The Miners began sponsoring Roderick, the brother of Miners account executive Ashlee Roderick, in 2012. He will be racing this weekend in the Hardee’s Rattler 250/Grasshopper Pro Rattler 125 at South Alabama Speedway in Kinston, Ala.