Marcy Scott, Promotion and Marketing Director at Atlanta Motor Speedway, who also worked with several drivers during a long career in NASCAR, was a Georgia native and UGA grad and lost her battle with breast cancer at age 42.
"We will all miss her charisma, her penchant for detail and her way of making any task fun and enjoyable," Ed Clark, President and General Manager of Atlanta Motor Speedway, said in a statement. "To people throughout the NASCAR and the Atlanta media communities, she was a great friend and a consummate professional."
Marcy was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and underwent extensive treatment, including a dozen surgeries. She revealed on her blog that the disease had returned in her brain after she fell ill in late May 2013 while walking around the Jefferson Memorial during a vacation in Washington, D.C.
Marcy underwent surgery a couple of weeks later to remove a dime-sized tumor on the right side of her brain, but never fully recovered.
"I've been meaning to write the final chapter about completing my journey, losing weight, getting healthier and getting my life back," she said on her blog. "Well I guess there was a reason I never wrote the final chapter as it looks as if this book (is) not closed."
In a June 2013 entry, Marcy wrote of what she had learned during her fight with cancer.
"Planning is great, but waiting on things makes no sense to me now," she said. "Live each day with complete utter joy and let go of petty annoyances and disagreements is a great mantra. Let that be my gift to you -- to love with every fiber of your being to all walks of life. Look for the good in people. It will astound you."