Movie maker Quentin Tarantino has a new need for speed after learning how to race NASCAR-style.

The Pulp Fiction director recently became a huge fan of NASCAR racing and decided to take a crash course with top driver RICHARD PETTY.

He says, "I went on the track at California Speedway and I went on the whole Richard Petty Driving Experience, went on the track and drove all by myself in a race car.

"I did eight laps and my final speed was 146 miles an hour. It was pretty cool."