1. Don't slow down
You don't really need to go slower than 70 except when taking out the laser thingamibob. Wedge will slam into you if you drop below 60 IIRC.
It's a good idea to let him get out first when you blow the reactor...enough to worry about without him teararseing past you!!
2. He isn't a Jedi
...A battered and bloody Chewie regained his footing, stood up high on a pile of rubble, and faced the descending moon with arms upraised and a defiant roar.