- Associated Press - Monday, September 24, 2012

SAO PAULO (AP) - Former Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello says he will participate in a stock car race in Brazil in December.

The Brazilian, who finished 12th in his first IndyCar season, reached a deal with a local team to drive in the final race of the year at the Interlagos track on Dec. 9.

Barrichello will earn more than $100,000 for competing but will donate the money to charity.

The 40-year-old Barrichello, who still hasn’t announced whether he will return to IndyCar next season, said Monday that “it will be an honor” to race in the local stock car series.

Barrichello has said in the past that he wanted to race stock cars in Brazil after he ended his professional career abroad.

He will begin testing in October.