Aug 15, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT
One of the most beloved members of the NASCAR media and public relations community will now be forever immortalized at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
AMS officials announced in a media release Friday that they have renamed the track’s media center in honor and memory of Marcy Scott, the track’s longtime director of marketing, promotion and media relations.
Scott passed away last November after a courageous battle with cancer.
From now on, the building in the middle of the AMS infield will be known as the Marcy Scott Media Center.
“I cannot think of anything more fitting to name in Marcy’s honor than the Atlanta Motor Speedway media center,” AMS president and general manager Ed Clark said in a statement. “Marcy’s charisma, passion for racing and overall outlook on life continue to improve all of us at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
“It’s very appropriate that many of the same people that hold such a high regard for Marcy will be working out of a building named in her honor while they are at Atlanta Motor Speedway race weekend.”
Scott, who worked at the track from 2005 until her passing, also posthumously received the National Motorsports Press Association Spirit Award for the final quarter of 2013 (disclosure: this writer is a member of the NMPA board of directors).
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