AMS media director Scott dies at 42 from cancer

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 1, 2013 at 4:29 pm •  Published: November 1, 2013
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HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Marcy Scott, the promotion and marketing director at Atlanta Motor Speedway who also worked with several drivers during a long career in NASCAR, died Friday after battling breast cancer. She was 42.

AMS President Ed Clark said Scott died at her parents' home in the Atlanta suburb of Lilburn, where she had been undergoing hospice care.

Scott joined the speedway in 2005 after working for several teams and sponsors, her list of drivers including Matt Kenseth, Ricky Craven and Jeff Green.

"We will all miss her charisma, her penchant for detail and her way of making any task fun and enjoyable," Clark said in a statement. "To people throughout the NASCAR and the Atlanta media communities, she was a great friend and a consummate professional."

Scott 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 while walking around the Jefferson Memorial during a vacation in Washington, D.C.

Scott 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."

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